Top local artists and presenters come together to raise funds in support of the UNHCR’s humanitarian efforts in Beirut with a livestream music festival filmed at Dubai Opera.

When news broke of the catastrophic explosion at Beirut Port on 4 August 2020, Dubai-based guitarist and composer, Niki Mukhi, like many others around the world, was devastated. “It just didn’t seem real,” he commented. “It’s been a devastating year all round, but this disaster really hit home, with so many people having their homes destroyed, and businesses blown to the ground.” While the world watched on in horror as the numbers of dead or displaced continued to rise, Mukhi, whose father was born in Beirut, felt a burning desire to do whatever he could to help the ongoing humanitarian efforts. “I had to do something and I wanted whatever I did to create a substantial impact.”


Photos: Fil Seaton at Team Hyku D