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Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila quits after years of harassment over sexual orientation

Mashrou’ Leila, whose main singer identifies as queer, announced it was disbanding, after facing accusations, harassment and threats over their songs.
Musicians Haig Papazian, Carl Gerges and Hamed Sinno of Mashrou' Leila pose for a picture , New York, Nov. 1, 2017.

BEIRUT — Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the Lebanese four-member indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila that was formed in Beirut in 2008, announced the end of the group.

The announcement was made on the platform of the Lebanese “Sarde” podcast on YouTube Sept. 11.

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