9 Remarkable Lebanese Bands You Should Listen To

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Lebanon is full of creativity that’s just bursting at the seams. Some of this creativity comes in the form of art, design, poetry, and of course, music. Here are some Lebanese music bands you must know about, listed in alphabetic order.

Note: You can check them out on streaming apps like Anghami, Deezer, or even find them on YouTube.

#1 Adonis

Formed in 2011, these four musicians have performed feel-good music on huge festivals and stages all over the Middle East. And they’re pretty great!

#2 Arnabeat

This four-piece rock band called Arnabeat fuses oriental and western music, delivering fresh tunes across the Middle East and Europe, and has also toured in Canada.

#3 Feret 3a Nota

Active since 2013, Fer2et 3a Nota plays a mix of oriental, jazz, blues, and rock. Their creative band name means “missed it by a note.”

#4 Loopstache

Also starting out in 2013, Loopstache is an indie electro-pop band from Beirut that has been performing all over Lebanon.

#5 Mashrou’ Leila

Mashrou’ Leila (or Leila’s project) is an indie rock band that started off in the American University of Beirut and has been active since 2008. The group is quite famous and has caused some controversy in Lebanon in 2019.

#6 Meen

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This Lebanese rock band was created by actor/comedian Fouad and Toni Yammine. The group is known for its funny and sarcastic style.

#7 Postcards

Postcards is a Lebanese folk-rock and dream-pop band that formed in 2012. The band has traveled around the world, performing their dreamy music.

#8 Soapkills

Since 1998, Soapkills has wowed people’s hears with its unique mix of classical Arabic, electronic, and hip-hop, that French media has described its music as Trip Hop.

#9 Wanton Bishops

When it comes to the blues, you need to look no further than the two-piece Lebanese rock band The Wanton Bishops.

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