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Belarus: Minsk authorities banned Amaroka band concert

6 May 2014

Officials have refused to issue a touring certificate for a concert of Amaroka. The musicians were explained that their art could be treated as war or extremism propaganda and pose a threat to national security. Head of the Department of Culture of the Minsk City Executive Committee, Vitalina Rudzikava, has …

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China: German band Kraftwerk banned for being pro-Tibetan

2 April 2013

The German electronic band Kraftwerk have apparently fallen foul of the Chinese authorities, not for their lyrics or their dissolute ways, but for something they did 14 years ago: In 1999, they were scheduled to perform at a pro-Tibetan independence concert in 1999. According to reports in Beijing, the ministry …

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China: American band Guns ‘N’ Roses’ new album banned

27 November 2008

Guns ’N‘ Roses first album for 17 years, ‘Chinese Democracy’, is allegedly banned from importation into China — apparently because of its name, reported the British newspaper The Telegraph. China National Publications Import and Export Group, the state-owned monopoly responsible for importing all music, has warned shops not to import …

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USA: Country band banned on radio stations – again

22 June 2006

Songs of the top-selling American country band Dixie Chicks have been banned on country radio stations, and ticket sales are reportedly way off in southern US cities after they recorded a new single called ‘Not Ready To Make Nice’, and named their new tour ‘Accidents and Accusations’ According to the …

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Malaysia: Norwegian rock band banned from performing

3 February 2006

The Norwegian black metal band Mayhem was scheduled to give a performance in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur on 4 February 2006, as part of their international concert tour through Asia, but following objections from members of Dewen Rakyat, the country’s parliament, the concert has been banned. Officials viewed their slogan …

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