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#6: Mashrou’ Leila

Who are they?
A band from Beirut, Lebanon. They currently have four albums out and their latest one (called Ibn El Leil) was released on the European label Pias.
Offical Website

Why I like it
They are a rockband in the broadest sense of the word, with a very rich and interesting instrumentation. Their lyrics are in arabic, which is a beautiful language I do not understand. They deal with gender, homosexuality and love. Translations can be found on their blog

Staying Power
Definitely. They are visting a city near me later this year, I’ll probably go!

Listen for yourselves
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