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A street art tribute to Lebanese pop icon Sabah appears in Beirut

A street art tribute to Lebanese pop icon Sabah appears in Beirut

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Editor: Buro 24/7

Arabic street art crew and Arabic themed streetwear brand Ashekman, are responsible for a beautiful new graffiti mural in tribute to the late Lebanese pop icon Sabah...

Last week, Mohammed and Omar Kabbani of Ashekman – a street art group and streetwear brand – spent three days creating a beautiful graffiti mural in tribute to the late Lebanese pop icon, Sabah

"It took us over a year to plan the painting since we wanted to find a good spot in Beirut," Mohammed explained, "We painted the late Sabah since unfortunately she wasn't commemorated well, and it's a concept that we are doing where we previously painted the faces of other cultural icons like Feyrouz and Wadih el Safi," adding Omar. "The idea is to leave something for the next generation that is cultural and to turn our hometown to an open and free art museum."

The beautiful Sabah 12 metre by 10 metre street art tribute (pictured above) is located in a prime location in Beirut city in Lebanon. The piece is accompanied by the iconic quote: 

"بدّي عيش للمية بس ليسمّوني الصبوحة"
"I want to live to a 100 so they call me Sabbouha"

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