How One Lebanese Band Reacted to the Beirut Explosion

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KEXP's Owen Murphy catches up with Postcards' lead singer and co-songwriter Julia Sabra to discuss what happened that day.


 
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One month ago, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of Beirut exploded, causing at least 181 deaths and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. Among those whose homes were destroyed were all members of the band Postcards. One band member was also injured from the impact of the explosion.

KEXP's Owen Murphy catches up with Postcards' lead singer and co-songwriter Julia Sabra to discuss what happened that day. She also shares her perspective on the ongoing civil protests in Lebanon, why it's important not to normalize tragedy, and how the band is taking action to support local musicians.

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