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Albums:

The Rip Tide

March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland

The Flying Club Cup

Lon Gisland EP

The Gulag Orkestar (Bonus Tracks)
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Biography:
Birth Place: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Years Active: 2006–present
Genres: Balkan Folk, World Music, Indie Folk, Electronica

Beirut is an American band which was originally the solo musical project of Santa Fe native Zachary Francis Condon, and later expanded into a band. The music combines elements of Eastern European and Balkan folk with Western pop music. Condon attended Santa Fe High School, where he was a student until he dropped out at the age of 16. He later enrolled in community college, which he attended for a short period before traveling to Europe at the age of 17 with his older brother, Ryan. Here, he became aware of Balkan folk music, most notably that of Goran Bregović and Boban Marković. This discovery and Condon's subsequent exploration of world music proved to be instrumental in the development ... Continue Bio >>

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