Lebanon's indie music scene is definitely alive and thriving.
Indie band The Wanton Bishops just won big at the Berlin Music Video Awards over the weekend, taking home the prize for the Best Low Budget Music Video.
"We thank everyone who was involved on making this dream come true," the band posted on Facebook, giving a shout out to Clandestino Films Beirut , that worked on the production.
The group won the award for "Hitman," which was released in 2016.
"The song and music video, are an homage to the Lebanese pre-civil war golden era. Religious godfathers, romantic hitmen, exceptional artists, and shady jet-setters all floating around a Mediterranean paradise in decline," the band says on its official YouTube channel.
The Wanton Bishops' unique sound has rejuvenated the sound of blues in the Middle East and since the group's debut in 2013, it has gotten international attention.
In early 2014, the Lebanese band journeyed for the first time to the southern United States, back to where blues was born. Red Bull even produced an exclusive documentary titled "Walk it Home" about the band and its tour in the U.S. Since the U.S. tour, the band has gone on to hold concerts across Europe as well.
Mashrou' Leila has also been seen as one of Lebanon's and the Arab world's biggest success stories. The group has toured across the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, drawing significant international media attention for their unique sound, Arabic vocals and the bands openly gay frontman, Hamed Sinno.