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The New Arab Comments. Away from the studio sets and concert back stages, band members Hamed Sinno, Haig Papazian, Firas Abou-Fakher and Carl Gerges took a stroll with The New Arab through the Beirut neighbourhood of Bourj Hammoud to talk about growing-up in a country recovering from a civil war and how it has affected them; why their lives are mostly about hard work, not glamour; how they have overcome their biggest challenges - both as a band and individually; the secret to their alchemy as a group and their upcoming plans to teach for a semester at New York University in the United States. What a delightful mix of emotions this country brings.