At New Hotel Central...  2005

100 Years Anniversary:  Triage of Music, Poetry & Art...

Monday, August 15, 2005  -- 8:00 p.m.  Hotel New Central

Music Hafli w/ Shweir Music Band

New Hotel Central turned 100 this summer and it hosted many elegant events including Music by Shweir Band, and one rare triple treat.  Their music was fantastic.  I was so moved to suggest for them to put some of their Lebanese and Shweiry music on CD's and make them available for those who do not want to miss these special events. 

Showing off Shweir Flags

Partial List of Shweir Music members 1975 & 1985, please help complete the list.



Thursday August 18, 2005  -- 7:00 p.m. at Hotel New Central

Artistic Triage of Poetry, color and melodies w/Henry Zghaib, Wajih Nahle & Elias Rahbany

Now for the occasion of the 100 years anniversary of the Hotel New Central, it was "lailet min al umur"
To watch Wajih Nahle, winner of the Louver top artist award world wide, create a painting to the tunes,
of piano music played by no other than Elias Rahbany, who needs no introduction, in synchronicity with poetry recited for this special occasion by the genius of Henry Zghaib.
It was an unforgettable night.  To be in the presence of such three magnificent people was humbling

Congratulations to Mrs. Michel Kiameh, Alexa and Elie for hosting such an elegant night to remember.

Thank you to Wajih Nahle, Elias Rahbany and Henry Zghaib for such an incredible presentation and for making it happen.

Thank you to Samar Kiamy for taking and posting pictures. 

If someone can send a list of the honored guests, we will be happy to post it.

Thank you to many of our volunteers including:  Hanadi Abdel Ahad, Elias Zghaib, Joe Sawaya, Wissam Khnaisser and George Abu Arbeed for editing pictures and helping behind the scenes... 

Many thanks to many more who are not mentioned.  If you feel we missed someone important, please send us the info so we can post it.