Mashrou' Leila

Mashrou' Leila: The five-strong indie band based in Beirut and led by Hamed Sinno will be performing as part of the Summer Series at Somerset House. Born out of a late night and early morning jam session at the American University of Beirut, Mashrou' Leila - whose name roughly translates to 'overnight project' - are set to fill the courtyard at Somerset House with their bitter-sweet ballads and raucous anthems. Their rousing, sensual electro-pop anthems about political freedoms, LGBT rights, race, religion and modern Arabic identity have challenged the status quo of the Middle Eastern pop industry and won them fans worldwide. They were also the first Middle Eastern artists on the cover of Rolling Stone. Taking place on 15 July, 2017 at Somerset House, South Building, Strand, London WC2R 1LA‚Äč.