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Mashrou’ Leila

From Beirut in Lebanon we find the alternative indie collective of  Mashrou’ Leila with a seven piece line-up Hamed Sinno, Ibrahim Badr, Carl Gerges, Haig Papazian, Omaya Malaeb, Andre Chedid and Firas Abou Fakher using a mixture of microphone, a violin, a bass, two guitars, drums and keyboards they challenge the established order. Having started life back in 2008 they rose to greater prominence as […]

Sae Lis’

Sae Lis‘ based in Beirut in Lebanon is another exemplar of how the world of music can and does exist underneath discordance. Whilst the solo singer songwriter Sae Lis’ can and does travel around the world, she retains as her home one of the worlds ever bubbling trouble-spots and for this above most anything, I am delighted to […]