Sunday, November 15, 2009

XEFM: The Adventures of Prince Achmed | cine-concert in Beirut on Nov. 20, 2009

The METROPOLIS Association,
In partnership with ZIAD NAWFAL,

Lotte Reiniger's
A Cine-Concert by XEFM

On the occasion of the closing night of BEIRUT ANIMATED
(The Beirut Animation Film Festival, Nov. 16-20, 2009)

Friday November 20th, 2009 at 8:30 PM
At Metropolis Empire Sofil – Achrafieh

Ticket Price: 25,000LL – 45,000LL
Seats are limited, please book yours in advance
[Tickets are on sale at Metropolis Empire Sofil]

Information: 03 793065 –


To win the heart of Princess Pari Banou, Prince Achmed must overcome plenty of obstacles, and for that, he will have to get some assistance.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the first European animated feature film.
(Germany, 1926, 81min, Arabic intertitles)


The XEFM quartet consists of Charbel HABER on electric guitars, Tony ELIEH on bass (both hailing from rock band SCRAMBLED EGGS), Fadi TABBAL on guitars and percussion (from The INCOMPETENTS), and Abdallah KO on electronics.

Following the release of their self-titled album in 2008, XEFM performed at the Né à Beyrouth film festival in the summer of 2008. Their performance consisted of a live soundtrack to L'AMATEUR, a Lebanese short film from 1955.

In February 2009, XEFM created a new soundtrack for famed Russian art-house film MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (1929), and performed it live in Beirut at The Basement.

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED performance will see XEFM tackling the animation genre for the first time, and constitutes an all-time premiere in Lebanon.

(This event is made with the support of the GOETHE-INSTITUT of Lebanon)