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Beirut (band)

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Beirut is an American band that was originally the solo musical project of Zach Condon. Beirut's music combines elements of indie rock and world music. The band's first performance with the full brass section was in New York, in May 2006, in support of their debut album Gulag Orkestar,[2][3] but performed their first show with Condon, Petree, and Collins at the College of Santa Fe earlier that year.

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Beirut performing at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in 2019
Beirut performing at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in 2019
Background information
OriginSanta Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Years active2006–present
MembersZach Condon
Nick Petree
Paul Collins
Kyle Resnick
Ben Lanz
Aaron Arntz
Past membersJeremy Barnes
Heather Trost
Jason Poranski
Kristin Ferebee
Jon Natchez
Tracy Pratt
Greg Paulus
Jared van Fleet
Kelly Pratt
Perrin Cloutier

Condon named the band after Lebanon's capital, because of the city's history of conflict and as a place where cultures collide.[3] Beirut performed in Lebanon for the first time in 2014, at the Byblos International Festival.