The Lebanese Singer Who Mocks ISIS - OZY | A Modern Media Company

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Because taking on ISIS through song is only for the brave.

By Charlotte Buchen

Part of an OZY original video series From Beirut, With Love.

Sandy Chamoun’s hypnotic tenor is known as one of the main voices of the bold, satirical, ISIS-mocking group Al-Rahel Al-Kabir. Now she’s creating different kinds of waves with electronic music that has echoes of several disparate cultural traditions.

Additional video and editing by Elie Khadra.

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