It has been just over a month since the ammonium-nitrate explosion which has caused unfathomable damage to Beirut. Since the disaster, various creatives around the world have launched ways to support the victims in Lebanon’s capital. Now, British-Lebanese DJ Nicole Moudaber has teamed up with online music store Beatport to bring a two-part DJ marathon to raise funds for disaster relief.
The initiative titled ‘Together for Beirut’ will feature 24 DJ sets in 24 hours and is aiming to raise US $250,000 for the Beirut Emergency Fund. Speaking about the event, Moudaber explained: “These fundraising events will provide much-needed relief and support to the people of Beirut and the many affected by the recent tragedy. Officials estimate the explosion caused up to $15 billion of damage. International financial aid and support has been overwhelming, but it’s not enough. We must support in any way we can to help, and in addition, our efforts will also be helping the music and arts industry of Lebanon which has been wiped out”. Moudaber, who features on the award-winning radio show, In The MOOD, holds this initiative close to her heart, being part Lebanese.
Consisting of two non-stop 24-hour showcases, the first of which was held on August 22, the fundraiser has called on some of the world’s most in-demand talents. Bringing together names such as Carl Cox and Sama Abdulhadi, alongside Moudaber; the second showcase is scheduled for September 13 and is encouraging people to donate in whatever capacity they can to the fundraiser.
The second showcase event will be live-streamed on Beatport’s Twitch Channel on September 13, at 7pm GST.