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Now Listening: Mashrou Leila, "Fasateen"


Everyone knows about my fierce love of Mashrou Leila, the Lebanese indie band that has forever changed Arabic pop/rock music. I’ve seen them twice in concert and freaked out on all social media outlets about that time I stumbled across frontman Hamed Sinno in a cafe in Amman last February. 11 more words


(2014 end-of-year lists) - MASHROU' LEILA

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release… 102 more words


A career in the public eye has its downsides

Hamed Sinno, the charismatic lead singer of Lebanese indie band Mashrou’ Leila, is proving elusive. One minute he’s in Beirut, the next in Paris. Now he’s in Canada recording the band’s third album at Hotel2Tango in Montreal. 947 more words


Christian town leader in Lebanon calls for censure of popular gay singer

Lebanon: The legal adviser of the largely Christian Lebanese city of Zouk Mikael has called on authorities and local people to censure and boycott the concert performance of a local band whose lead singer is openly gay. 428 more words


Tomorrow We Will See

“Tomorrow We Will See” (“Bukra Minshouf”) offers a window into Lebanon’s flourishing creative culture through the perspective of ten Lebanese artists. A rock band’s thought-provoking lyrics, a poet’s description of time shrinking, an architect’s experimental manipulation of space, and a painter’s reflections on his choice of colors, reveal the process by which the featured artists transform ideas, sketches, and spaces into vibrant and dynamic works of art. 221 more words

Art & Culture

We are not martyrs

The “I Am NOT a Martyr” Campaign (#notamartyr) has less than a day of existence and can already boast over 1,000 followers on its Facebook page… 484 more words

Politics & Society

Hamed Sinno

Hamed Sinno is the 25-year-old Lebanese lead singer of the Beirut-based band Mashrou’ Leila. Openly gay and goodlooking, Hamed is a charismatic singer whose handsome face and moustache have gotten him compared to the late great… 291 more words