The Wanton Bishops

Lebanese rock band

Lebanese psych-rock outfit and the eclectic vision of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nader Mansour accompanied by a large family of Beirut musicians. When blues-induced rock and roll is taken down an Arabic electronic highway, we get to the core of their music, and this core is scarily confused, yet bravely special, much like the identity of the Lebanese people living in Beirut, that eternal cultural crossroad.

Between howling blues, raw rock energy and meditative tarab mawwals, their music is suspended between disillusionment and exultation and their visceral sounds echo the soul of their crumbling city.



  • Part festival
  • Part talks
  • Part exhibitions
  • Part undefined