According to a press release from the music web site Rock Paper Scissors in September 2007, the renowned Lebanese oud master Marcel Khalife was denied the use of a theatre for a concert in San Diego.
UNESCO Artist for Peace
Marcel Khalife’s autumn tour in the US will proceed as planned, even including a concert in San Diego at another venue.
Marcel Khalife and his music were recently banned in Bahrain and Tunisia.
|Read more about the cancellation of the concert
Rock Paper Scissors – September 2007:
‘Banned and Denounced in the Middle East, Renowned Lebanese Musician Hits Unexpected Roadblock in U.S.A. (…)’
Tikun Olam Blog – 28 September 2007:
‘Salvation Army Blows Smoke Over Nixing Khalife Concert’
LA Times – 10 October 2007:
‘The Dylan of Lebanon’
The article is not on LA Times online anymore – but can be found here