Nasher Ghasil – Ashekman (2007)

Three times before its release Ashekman’s debut album ‘Nasher Ghasil’ was rejected by General Security, the brothers say, due to inappropriate content. To get it through they tweaked the lyrics, stopped naming people by name and switched up the syllables of certain words so the censors would accept the material and the public would still be able to catch the underlying meaning. Going one step further, Ashekan have put an Arabic parental advisory warning on their album. They are the first music group in Lebanon to do so, and they did it voluntarily.

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Censorship Information

Date Released 2007
Date Censored 2007
Official Censoring Entity General Security
Censoring Reason Politics
Action Taken Censored