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Somewhere in deepest Germany, in an underground bar, four bearded Lebanese men sing an ode to Lebanon's "Golden Age".The members of WKBL aren't the first Lebanese musicians to speak to the world of course. Beirut's long been a hub for different musicians to meet and work, and inspired some well-known names in the local and international music industry. Since Beirut-born songwriter-vocalist Yasmine Hamdan relocated to Paris, the audience for her Arabic-language tunes has expanded throughout the region and around the world.Composed of Julia Sabra, Marwan Tohme, Pascal Semerdjian and Rany Bechara, the band worked their way up to headline status after playing Beirut bars and opening for international bands like Angus and Julia Stone.Musicians have said breaking into Lebanon's music business and making a living out of it isn't easy.The foreign public has been receptive to Lebanese music.Touring the world and playing before international audiences is gratifying, but WKBL says playing in front of their Lebanese crowd remains unique.
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