World-renowned Canadian-Lebanese composer and pianist Steve Barakatt is taking his music on a global new tour, following the release of his musical high praise tribute “Motherland”, in honor of his Lebanese ancestors. Barakatt has already presented acclaimed concerts in Copenhagen, Seoul, Belgrade, and Bucharest, and he made his U.S. debut at the iconic Carnegie Hall on March 18. The event marked more than three decades of his prolific artistic activities around the world. Before the end of 2023, Barakatt is set to present concerts in Spain, China, Portugal, Canada, Morocco, South Korea, and Japan.
Barakatt’s “Néoréalité World Tour” has garnered attention from major media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, Euronews, and Forbes Magazine. The tour offers a magnificent musical journey through his most acclaimed compositions, featuring a world-class piano performance with several compositions from his latest album, a best-of from earlier releases, and some of his best-known anthems, including the UNICEF anthem, which was premiered from the International Space Station in 2009. The emotional live performance of the UNICEF anthem, which was composed by Barakatt, is one of the most symbolic moments of the concert.
“Motherland” was released globally by Universal Music MENA on November 22, 2022 and has been broadcast on several TV networks including MTV Lebanon and One TV, reaching over 1,000,000 views on YouTube. The music video production, directed by Lebanese director Badry Moujais, won the Best Teaser Trailer (Television / MENA Region) at the World Trailer Awards. To honor Barakatt’s musical tribute, the oldest Lebanese wine company, Domaine des Tourelles, has crafted the exclusive wine Motherland offering wine enthusiasts a powerful and rich tasting experience.
Steve Barakatt’s journey from his Motherland to Carnegie Hall stands as a testament to his unwavering dedication and remarkable talent. His music has the power to move and inspire people around the globe, touching hearts and minds with its beauty and passion.