Facts about the CD ‘Listen to the banned’

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Fact sheet:
Freemuse CD album: ‘Listen to the banned’

Compiled by the artist Deeyah and Freemuse, this CD compilation album is published on 3 March 2010 by Norway’s most successful music label, Grappa Records, and distributed internationally.


They are all there: Lapiro de Mbanga, Freemuse Award winner Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amal Murkus, Marcel Khalife, Mahsa Vahdat, Ferhat Tunç…  They are musicians who have told their stories on freemuse.org, some of them have performed at Music Freedom Day or at Freemuse conferences, and they all share personal experiences of being censored, persecuted or even threatened.

‘Listen to the banned’ includes a booklet portraying some of the world’s most renowned artists facing censorship. Their stories are often painful, but they are also the stories of remarkable artists, who will not give in. Artists who believe they can make a difference.

There is the song and story of the late Uighur singer, Kurash Sultan, who was imprisoned and tortured by Chinese authorities and after his escape found a new home in Sweden and a very fruitful musical collaboration with Ale Möller.

There is the controversial song about the ‘constipated constitution’ in Cameroon which led to the imprisonment of Lapiro de Mbanga, and there is the song that made Marcel Khalife spend time in a court room in Beirut charged with blasphemy. Not to mention Tiken Jah Fakoly’s controversial call on corrupt political leaders to ‘Leave power’. As it is implied in the title itself, this CD offers a unique opportunity to actually Listen to the banned.



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Listen to the music of the album

CD identification number: HCD7249


Click to read more about Mahsa Vahdat on freemuse.org
Click to read more about Farhat Darya on freemuse.org
Click to read more about Lapiro de Mbanga on freemuse.org

      Track list

      1 MAHSA VAHDAT (IRAN)
      Mystery

      2 FARHAD DARYA (AFGHANISTAN)
      Arooss-e-Aftaw

      3 LAPIRO DE MBANGA (CAMEROON)
      Constitution Constipée

      4 MARCEL KHALIFE (LEBANON)
      Oh My Father, I am Yusif

      5 CHIWONISO MARAIRE (ZIMBABWE)
      Rebel Woman

      6 TIKEN JAH FAKOLY (COTE D’IVOIRE)
      Quitte Le Pouvoir

      7 ABAZAR HAMID (SUDAN)
      Salam Darfur

      8 KAMILYA JUBRAN (ISRAEL / PALESTINE)
      Al Shatte’ Al Akhar

      9 KURASH SULTAN (UIGHURISTAN)
      Atlan Dok

      10 FERHAT TUNÇ (TURKEY)
      Alisero

      11 AZIZA BRAHIM (WESTERN SAHARA)
      Regreso

      12 HAROON BACHA (PAKISTAN)
      Speena Kontara

      13 FADAL DEY (COTE D’IVOIRE)
      Non Au Racisme

      14 AMAL MURKUS (ISRAEL / PALESTINE)
      Bhallelak


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Click to read more about Marcel Khalife on freemuse.org
Click to read more about Tiken Jah Fakoly on freemuse.org
Click to read more about Abazar Hamid on freemuse.org
Click to read more about Ferhat Tunc on freemuse.org
Click to read more about Aziza Brahim on freemuse.org
Mahsa Verdat
Farhad Daya
Lapiro de Mbanga
Marcel Khalife
Tiken Jah Fakoly
Abazar Hamid
Ferhat Tunç
Aziza Brahim

Mahsa and Ferhat were photographed by Hawta Muhammadali on Music Freedom Day 2009 in Stockholm.

Click to go to listentothebanned.com

Press contacts

Grappa Records: melanie@REMOVETHISgrappa.no
Freemuse: ole.reitov@REMOVETHISfreemuse.org


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Publisher

Grappa Records (Norway):

grappa.no – online shop

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