Mashrou' Leila

Lebanon
Pop Rock Middle East
Mashrou' Leila

Mashrou' Leila are a indie band based in Beirut. Their rousing, sensual electro- pop anthems about political freedoms, LGBT rights, race, religion and modern Arabic identity have challenged the status quo of the Middle-Eastern pop industry.

The loose collective of students who began jamming together in 2008 at the American University of Beirut has gradually focused into a an ambitious, fiercely articulate quartet: vocalist/lyricist Hamed Sinno, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Firas Abou Fakher, violinist Haig Papazian, and drummer Carl Gerges. And the music they make has focused, too, into a charged, atmospheric version of pop that is geographically impossible to place.

The lyrics draw on their collective experiences, which the band shares with the youth of the Middle East, and the album addresses the need for self-expression and a judgment free culture— a notion often stifled in a conservative society. Through their relevant and charged lyrics, their music has resonated with fans all over the globe, gaining international recognition for the band. CNN has described Mashrou’ Leila as “The voice of their generation” while the Financial Times have called them “The Arab world’s most influential independent band”.

Videos
  • Mashrou' Leila - Roman (Official Music Video) | مشروع ليلى - رومان
    Mashrou' Leila - Roman (Official Music Video) | مشروع ليلى - رومان
  • Mashrou' Leila Kalaam (Live at AUB Assembly Hall) | مشروع ليلى - كلام
    Mashrou' Leila Kalaam (Live at AUB Assembly Hall) | مشروع ليلى - كلام
  • Mashrou' Leila: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
    Mashrou' Leila: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
  • Mashrou' Leila - Marrikh (Live at AUB Assembly Hall) | مشروع ليلى - مريخ
    Mashrou' Leila - Marrikh (Live at AUB Assembly Hall) | مشروع ليلى - مريخ
  • Mashrou' Leila - 3 minutes (  Official Music Video ) | مشروع ليلى - ٣ دقائق
    Mashrou' Leila - 3 minutes ( Official Music Video ) | مشروع ليلى - ٣ دقائق
  • Mashrou' Leila - Habibi (Live in Baalbeck) | 2012
    Mashrou' Leila - Habibi (Live in Baalbeck) | 2012
  • Mashrou' Leila x Greenpeace - Falyakon (#SunUnitesUs rewrite)
    Mashrou' Leila x Greenpeace - Falyakon (#SunUnitesUs rewrite)
  • Mashrou' Leila x Greenpeace - Bahr 360 -  | مشروع ليلى - بحر
    Mashrou' Leila x Greenpeace - Bahr 360 - | مشروع ليلى - بحر
Press
„It’s such an impressive performance that stadiums seem not only possible but imminent."
The Guardian
„Das Berliner Konzert im Yaam war so rasch ausverkauft, dass man spontan einen Zusatztermin suchte. Wen wundert’s bei einer der populärsten Bands des Nahen Ostens."
Zitty
Discography
Ibn El Leil
Ibn El Leil
2015
self-released
Line up

Hamed Sinno - Lead vocals
Haig Papazian - Violin
Firas Abou Fakher - Guitar & keys
Ibrahim Badr - Bass
Carl Gerges - Drums

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Austria

2019 March, April, May, June, July, August
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Boris Paillard
Boris Paillard
Production & PR
boris@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 32

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