The Lebanese alt-rock project مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) releases the LP Ibn El Leil on the 28th.
مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) – Ibn El Leil – artwork
A slightly different sound to music featured by over the past couple of years by مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila), الجن (Gin) is reflective of the global inclusive nature of the songs written, which focus on social malaise.
With the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra performing the strings section the album being launched via a concert in The Barbican Centre in London (England) on the 28th for live worldwide viewing on MTV Lebanon at 20:00 UTC.
Just getting to the half-way point in the New Year Ninety 2014, a chart which features bands from across much of the globe, compiled by readers from every continent including the occasional visitor from Antarctica.
Eli Bou Merhy an artist in Lebanon has released a new video for Eyes On Me.
The Matador – (Acrylic on Canvas) by Eli Bou Mehry
When I opened with the term ‘Artist’ on this occasion I did mean a visual artist.
In early 2013 Eli Bou Merhy released a low budget video Arguileh to challenge the hidden reality of relationships in the Middle East, where many gay men are forced into marriage by their families to cover up the truth, whilst lambasting the use of anorexic models in the fashion industry. He didn’t and doesn’t describe himself as a singer, but as a result of this what was perceived as a ‘controversial video’ it was selected for a conference in Argentina on Middle Eastern sexual tensions.
The result being he was interviewed in television, which resulted in, opportunities within the Lebanese community and Eyes On Me is a follow up to that experience, in much the same vein as the video by Mashrou’ Leila that was posted recently, where merely being on television distorts reality.