the fire these times

44. That Cairo Concert, Mental Health and Growing Up Queer in Lebanon

This is a conversation with Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila.

We spoke about the September 2017 concert in Cairo, Sarah Hegazi, mental health, and growing up queer in Lebanon – and everything in between.

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Music by Tarabeat. The photo is taken from Mashrou’ Leila’s album Ibn El Leil.

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