Street musicians are something you are used to seeing in Western capitals, they sing for change and some of them are pretty awesome. In downtown Beirut in the posh Achrafieh neighborhood a lute striking and folksy sounding street artists took over one corner doing his best renditions of beloved Arabic classics.
The old man with a lute has a great sense of humor too, his signs invites people to listen to his music and give him a tip as he is unable to find a full-time job. I salute this man for his performance that add a bit of culture and local flavor to otherwise an urban center.
Let the man play his music and let those who want to listen do so in peace.