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artist: Artists Mashrou Leila

  • interview July 18, 2016

    Mashrou’ Leila: Creatures of the Night–Alternative Rock From Lebanon

    Eight years ago, a group of architectural students at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, came to a collective decision that they could express themselves better through music than architecture—and with that, Mashrou’ Leila was born. Since then, the band … Read more »

  • blog July 12, 2016

    Field Report: Festival International de Jazz Montreal 2016

    This year marked the 37th edition of the Festival International de Jazz Montreal and, as always, for world music fans there was a plethora of treats in addition to all that jazz. With nine free outdoor stages and 11 indoor … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 8, 2014

    Lebanon 3: Beirut Today

    Afropop concludes its Hip Deep series on Lebanon with a musical survey of contemporary Beirut. It’s a complex, balkanized world where adventurous art musicians extend the hybrid forms of Lebanon’s golden era, alternative rock bands engage a globalized youth audience, … Read more »

  • blog June 28, 2013

    Lebanon Journal 3: Cosmopolitan Beirut

    On a Wednesday night in Beirut’s bustling Hamra district, the pubs are pumping out classic rock and DJ dance grooves while a slow stream of traffic provides a shifting counterpoint of percussive horn honks, throbbing bass lines, and here and … Read more »

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