Mashrou3 Leila & Gay Rights

Lebanese band “Mashrou3 Leila”

“We are trying to spread our music. We do sing about useful things. We do support free-thinking, religious freedom and gay rights…We can make a difference.”

– Ibrahim Badr (bass guitarist in Lebanese band Mashrou3 Leila)

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8 thoughts on “Mashrou3 Leila & Gay Rights

  1. LebaGaGa April 18, 2011 / 11:20 pm

    My friend won’t shutup about them. Never listened. Maybe I will now.

    • BeirutBoy April 19, 2011 / 1:56 pm

      Check this song out, especially the lyrics. And lemme know what ya think 😉

  2. BiSexual April 19, 2011 / 9:58 am

    In my opinion, I do not think that a band should mention what do they support !!!

    The difference will be made by the music they offer, not cause of what they support 🙂

    • BeirutBoy April 19, 2011 / 2:02 pm

      Well, I think it’s a very brave move even though it might alienate some people who might have been fans. But if an artist or band has the platform to speak up about some issues, societal problems, or a cause they believe in…then why not? =)

      Check this song 😉 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnkk-gkEuxc

      • BiSexual April 19, 2011 / 6:14 pm

        yeah, it is a brave move by the band but as you said, such moves might affect a wide range of fans that can reject such causes.

        anyway, good luck for this band 🙂

  3. Marie-H April 19, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    Oh, God, they’re awesome! I’ve been in huge Mashrou’ Leila phase these months.
    Their songs actually point out that they support gay rights and Hamed also wore a dress in Fasateen’s video, but that could mean anything.

    • Marie-H April 19, 2011 / 6:51 pm

      a huge*
      sorry.

  4. XXX April 24, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    Welll duuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh one of them is out and about

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