Spain: Sixth festival against censorship in northern Spain

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Spain:
Sixth festival against censorship in northern Spain

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Tuareg musicians, exiled Sierra Leonean musicians, a Malaysian cartoonist, a Cuban blogger, a Zimbabwean visual artists, and many more, are heading for Bilbao in Spain in the second week of November 2011 to attend the annual Festival against Censorship, ‘Zentsura At!’


 

 

 


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Programme

CONCERTS

AZAROAK 07 NOVIEMBRE 2011 ı 20:00 ı SALA BBK ı 20
BOMBINO [Tuareg-Niger]Following several Tuareg rebellions against the Niger Government,
Bombino is known as the artist who is “trading guns for guitars”. Transblues-
rock form The Sahara.

BOMBINO:
Guitarra y voz ı MOHAMED SERGE: Percusiones y voz ı IBRAHIM
EMOUD ATCHINGUIL:
Batería, djembe, voz ı KAWISSAN MOHAMED: Guitarra.
AZAROAK 07-27 Noviembre ı Mediateka , 3ª planta . ALHONDIGABILBAO

AZAROAK 08 NOVIEMBRE 2011 ı 20:30 ı SALA BBK ı 20€
HUGH MASEKELA [Sudáfrica]The South African Music legend. Has covered the globe and played
with just about very top star you can think of. Masekela wrote a
number of international hits and sold several million CDs.

HUGH MASEKELA:
Voz, trompeta ı LEEROY SAULS: Batería ı FRANCIS
FUSTER:
Percusión ı FANA ZULU: Bajo ı CAMERON WARD: Guitarra
ı RANDAL SKIPPERS: Teclados.

AZAROAK 09 NOVIEMBRE 2011 ı 20:00 ı SALA BBK ı 20
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars [Sierra Leona]A group of six Sierra Leonean musicians who came together to form a band while
living as refugees. A brutal civil war forced them from their homes in Sierra Leona.
Through music they find a place of refuge, a sense of purpose and a source of power.

REUBEN KOROMA:
Voz principal ı ASHADE PEARCE: Guitarra ı JAHSON GBESSE BULL:
Guitarra rítmica y teclados ı DENNIS SANNOH: Bajo ı CHRISTOPHER DAVIES: Batería

EXHIBITIONS

ZUNAR
“TO FIGHT THROUGH CARTOON” [Malasia]ZUNAR has been drawing editorial cartoons for the past 20 years in
Malaysia. ZUNAR uses his drawing pen as a weapon to fight state
corruption and abuse of power. Seven of his books are banned by the
Malaysian government.

Urriak 24 Octubre-AZAR OAK 09 NOVIE MBRE
EHU/UPV-Sala ETXEPARE
ı Urtarrilak 16-31 En ero Centro Municipal SAN INAZIO Udaltegia ı
Otsailak 01-15 Febrero Centro Municipal BARRAINKUA Udaltegia
ı Otsailak 16-29 Febrero Centro Municipal BEGOÑA Udaltegia ı
martxoak 01-15 Marzo Centro Municipal OTXARKOAGA Udaltegia
ı martxoak 16-31 Marzo Centro Municipal LA BOLSA Udaltegia ı
apirilak 03-30 Abril Elai Alai Aretoa , Gernika -Lumo

OWEN MASEKO
“Pintura de Zimbabue”
+
RETROSPECTIVA OBRAS ZENTSURA AT!
CHERI CHERI (Congo) ı FAHED HALABI (Altos del Golan, Siria) ı UMIDA
AHMEDOVA
(Uzbekistan).
Zimbabwean visual artist and installation artist, described as “one of Zimbabwe’s
most prominent artists”. His works referred to the massacres of Ndebele civilians
during the Gukurahundi in the 1980s, carried out by forces loyal to Robert Mugabe.
Uses his exhibit to break the silence surrounding the conflict and give people a
chance to tell the stories that are part of the ‘hidden history’ of Zimbabwe.


CONFERENCES

AZAROAK 07-11 NOVIEMBRE
ı SALA BBK
VIÑETA S CENSURA DAS
Walking along 100 years of censorship and youth repression of the
children and youth satirical press in Spain.
Azaroak 07 Noviembre
ı SALON ACTOS BIDEBARRIETA ı 19:00

ALBERTO MONCADA 1
“Censura y Opus Dei”
Azaroak 09 Noviembre ı EITB ı 10:30


MAHAI INGURUA / MESA DE TRA BAJO
BOMBI NO (Tuareg-Niger) ı HUGH MASEKELA (Sudafrica)
ı SIERRA LE ONE´S RE FUGEE ALL STAR (Sierra Leona) ı SI DD
JOAG
, freeDimensional (USA) ı EUSKAL PE N (Euskal Herria) ı ZUNAR
(Malasia) ı REP ORTER OS SI N FRONTERAS (España)
Azaroak 09 Noviembre
ı SALON ACTOS BIDEBARRIETA ı 19:00

VICENT SANCHIS 2 + CAR LES SANTA MARIA 3 + ZU NAR 4
“Viñetas Censuradas”+“Censura con daños
colaterales”+“To Fight through cartoon”
Azaroak 10 Noviebre ı SALON ACTOS BIDEBARRIETA ı 19:00

ANTONIO ESCOHOTA DO 5
“Censura de ayer y de hoy”
Azaroak 10 Noviembre ı Sala BBK ı 20:30

ZENTSURA AT !
ESKER ON PUBLIKOAREN BANAKETA / ENTREGA RECONOCIMIENTO PÚBLICO
DISKO AURKEZPENA / PRESENTACIÓN DEL DISCO DE
THE TOWNSHIP SURVIVORS

“Zomb a by Bus”
MAHAI INGURUA / MESA REDONDA:

“PERI ODISMO Y CENSURA GUBERNAMENTAL”
Moderador: MAL ÉN AZNARE Z, Presidenta de REP ORTER OS SI N
FRONTERAS , ESPA ÑA
. Participantes/Periodistas: FAHEM BOUKA DDOUS
(TÚNEZ) ı MAZEN YAGHI (SIRIA) ı FAT HY AB OU HATAB (EGIPTO)
ı AB OUBAKR JAMAÏ (MARRUECOS) ı IBRA HIM SHEBA NI (LIBIA) ı
MANU BRAB O (ESPAÑA)

AZAROAK 11 NOVIEMBRE ı SALA BBK ı 19:30
YOANI SANCHEZ 6 (Blogger, Cuba)
Bideokonferentzia / Videoconferencia
“Blog Generación Y”

AZAROAK 07-11 Noviembre ı Atrio de las Culturas , Zona
Lucernario
ı ALHONDIGABILBAO
OPUS DEI Y CENSURA LITERARIA
Exhibition of around 100 books selected between the thousand of books
Opus Dei censored along his history with the maximum caliifications.
ERAKUSKETAK / EXPOSICIONES HITZALDIAK / CONFERENCIAS

FILM

Azaroak 07 Noviembre ı Sala BBK ı 21:30
AGADEZ, THE MUSIC AND THE REBELION
The film is an intimate look at the Tuareg culture of the Sahara Desert
and features the music of the extraordinary Tuareg musician, Bombino.
Tells the story of an ancient Saharan nomadic tribe who since the 12th
Century have linked North Africa and West Africa guiding their camel
caravans across the desert spreading art and music from Egypt to Mali.
 

Azaroak 09 Noviembre
ı Sala BBK ı 21:30
SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS

Uplifting and courageous, this dramatic seven-time award-winning film
by Zach Niles and Banker White tracks the journey of Sierra Leone s
Refugee All Stars–a group of six musicians who formed a band after
being displaced from their home during the brutal decade-long civil war
in Sierra Leone–as they rise from the ashes of war and inspire a nation
to believe in the healing power of music.
 

 
PREVIOUS FESTIVALS AGAINST CENSORSHIP

2006 FERHAT TUNÇ ı MIGUEL ANGEL ESTRELLA ı
PEDRO ELIAS IGARTUA
ı PACO IBAÑEZ ı CLOTAIRE K ı
ROGE BLASCO
ı GORKA URBIZU (BERRI TXARRAK)
 
2007 LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE ı CHERI
CHERIN
ı MIGUEL ANGEL RODRIGUEZ ı MEHDI
HADD AB
ı HERBORG KRAKEVIK ı RAY LEMA 
ı
OLE REITOV ı SIMON BROUGHTON
 
2008
SOZIEDAD ALKOHOLIKA ı TODD LESTER ı 
MAHSA & MARJAN VAHDAT
ı ISSA NYAPHAGA
ı
CHIWONISO ı KAMILYA JUBRAN ı OLE REITOV ı
SIMON BROUGHTON
ı ANTONIO GALA ı TASLIMA
NASRIN
ı PAKO ARISTI ı CHERI CHERIN
ı
JEAN PAUL NSIMBA MIKA
 
2009
GILBERTO GIL ı RACHID TAHA ı AZIZA
BRAHIM
ı OREKA TX ı CHUMY CHUMEZ ı FAHED
HALABI
ı JOHN A. LENT ı OLE REITOV ı MARIE KORPE
ı
TODD LESTER ı MIGUEL ANGEL AGUILAR ı LAURA
MINTEGI
ı LUTXO EGIA
 
2010
MARI BOINE ı AMAL MURKUS ı UMIDA
AHMEDOVA
ı VICENT SANCHIS ı ROBERTO TORRES
ı
TODD LESTER ı BEN HERSON ı JOAN MARI
TORREALDAI
ı JANNE HANSEN ı LAURA MINTEGI
 

 

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