When music and politics are intertwined: the case of Mashrou’ Leila
Photo by Joshua Schaedel; courtesy Garrett Leight
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Here Comes the Night
Finding quiet in New York City is, some would argue, a privilege reserved for those with access to soundproof spaces; others would beg to differ. On a summer’s afternoon in late July, a library study room was my chosen refuge from the tireless symphony of ice cream truck jingles and sighing buses switching gears down the avenues. Though a sterile backdrop for my call with Firas Abou Fakher, the guitarist and keyboardist for the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila, our conversation about his music and the inspirations behind it was quite the opposite.
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