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In Lebanon, calls to cancel gig by gay-friendly band

In Lebanon, calls to cancel gig by gay-friendly band
Tuesday 23
2:30 2019

BEIRUT: They sparked controversy in Egypt, and were banned from performing in Jordan. Now alternative rock band Mashrou’ Leila might have a concert cancelled at home in Lebanon over alleged offence to religion. The Lebanese group, whose singer is openly gay and whose Arabic lyrics tackle a range of social issues, is rarely outspoken for the region’s music scene. They have often played in Lebanon since forming in 2008 while its members were still students at the American University of Beirut. But now several religious figures have called for the cancellation of an upcoming concert on August 9 in the ...

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Summary: BEIRUT: They sparked controversy in Egypt, and were banned from performing in Jordan. Now alternative rock band Mashrou’ Leila might have a concert cancelled at home in Lebanon over alleged offence to religion. The Lebanese group, whose singer is openly gay and whose Arabic lyrics tackle a range of social ...

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