arabic music

Lebanese Alt-Rock Band Confronts Post-Orlando Divisions During U.S. Tour

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, June 14 – Accustomed to generating controversy in their native Middle East with lyrics tackling love, sex and political apathy, members of Lebanese alt-rock band Mashrou’ Leila thought a summer U.S. tour would bring them a welcome respite. Instead, as news spread on Sunday that an American man claiming allegiance to

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Music from a Bygone Era

An archivist turns his love of ancient music from the region to an institute that is dedicated to preserving songs and sounds from the past BY Nour Samaha Nestled deep in the mountains of Lebanon, hidden almost completely out of view, is an old house with a lush garden that overlooks one of the valleys

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