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Mashrou’ Leila: the Lebanese indie band championing Arab gay rights

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The band won’t abandon their Arabic hits. At gigs abroad they see fans who don’t speak Arabic attempt to sing along with eyes closed and no idea what they’re saying. “In the current political climate, the fact that people could relate Arabic not to Islamic fundamentalism and terror, but to learning phonetics and going to a concert, it’s a kind of political victory,” says Sinno, smiling. “And it’s moving.” More here.

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