Helwi El Hayet’s episode 44

Hi all,

Look at the picture we took of our hosts Carla and Elise a few minutes before the start of the show.

Our main guest was President of Balsamat charity foundation Amal Sleimane who talked about the numerous events of the foundation that aims to help and promote artistic and hand-made artifacts.

Our next guest, producer of KofB Production Alfred Khoury gave us all the info on the Karaoke of Beirut competition. Karaoke of Beirut will be organizing a Karaoke trip competition all over Lebanon and choose ten best amateur singers from the five Lebanese main regions; Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Bekaa, North and South. The best five male singers will be given the Mr. KofB title and the best five female singers will be given the Miss. KofB title allowing them to participate in the Karaoke Festival finals.

Karaoke of Beirut will be hosting a cultural and entertainment event, where people can visit several Karaoke stands. Each stand will have the identity of a specific country with its traditions and cultural characteristics. People will have the chance to know more about these countries and their native languages through Karaoke. Lebanon will be represented in five stands representing the five Lebanese main regions; Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Bekaa, North and South. The best singer from each stand in the Festival will have the chance to sing on stage and participate with the ten KofB title holders.

Activist in “Chemel” association Mazen Bou Hamdan joined us and talked about their new campaign to promote anti-sectarianism and how they managed to get the MPs and ministers to discuss it during a ministerial session.

Psychologist and clinical expert Nadine Chehadeh explained what autism is, what the symptoms are and how parents manage to help and guide their child.

Producer Antoine Khalife shed the light on “The most beautiful days of my life” the first edition of a Lebanese retrospective dedicated to productions of Lebanese cinema of the years sixties and seventies, which will be held from the 13th to the 22nd of June 2012 at Metropolis Empire Sofil. Fifty years ago, the Lebanese cinema industry kept producing genre films: romances, dramas, thrillers, action films, B movies.

The purpose of this retrospective is to offer to the audience these precious testimonies of a cinema of genre and of the city of Beirut since the sixties, by screening films that occupy a very important place in the collective memory of the Lebanese people. Eleven films will be screened in the frame of this first edition, in the presence of some of the crew members and some of the actors who have marked this period. This event promises a program rich in memories that will take you back or make you discover a period where economic development, cultural richness, freedom of expression and peaceful atmosphere prevailed.

Hope you enjoyed today’s episode. See you back tomorrow.


Helwi El Hayet

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Helwi el-Hayet discusses your favorite topics every week day at 4:30 p.m. Beirut time. From fashion to psychology to books to art to nutrition to cooking and coaching (and much, much more), Helwi el-Hayet is here to shed light on the latest trends and to share with you reports, interviews and recipes from Lebanon and the region!
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