Passion. Emotion. Perseverance. Change. Mashrou’ Leila is a band of seven Lebanese musicians who took the stage at the Auditorium Flog on April 11 to raise awareness and funds for Syria as a part of worldwide Muslim Awareness Week. Mashrou’ is the Arabic word for “overnight project,” and is the origin of how Hamed Sino, Haig Papazian, Ibrahim Badr, Andre Chedid, Omaya Malaeb, Carl Gerges, and Firas Abu-Fakhr first formed a musical collaboration at the University of Beirut. The band never aspired to become famous, playing music purely for fun, but today Mashrou’ Leila represents something more—they are the voice of a silenced generation in the Middle East.