Junoon

JUNOON
(Pakistan)

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The Pakistani rock band got in serious trouble when its members protested against the nuclear bomb tests of Pakistan and India. Junoon was denied the right to perform for a long period in Pakistan. One of their songs about corruption did not exactly make life easier for them.

“Censorship can lead to creativity,” says Junoon, Pakistans leading band: “But Freedom of Expression does also request responsibility…”
Junoon was banned by a political and cultural environment that discourage art in their homeland Pakistan

Interviewed in Roskilde, Denmark, June 2000, by Mr. Ole Reitov before Junoon performed under the banner of Freemuse. Background noises from backstage environment at Roskilde Festival

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