Music

New music from Beirut’s Firas Abu Fakhr and Hamed Sinno

I knew Firas Abu Fakhr and Hamed Sinno from grade school: the cool musician kids from my big brother’s grade. A few years later, they and five other musicians joined forces in what I believe to be the strongest indie band Beirut has ever seen. Their sound is nostalgic and sublime, with witty Arabic lyrics, gravelly vocals and delectable harmonies of violin/guitar/keyboard/bass/drums.

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