Radio Without Borders:
‘Listen to the banned’
|Here on Earth — Radio Without Borders, a one-hour live weekday global cultural affairs programme on Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasted a special feature programme about the album ‘Listen to the banned’ on 10 November 2010.
* Ole Reitov, co-producer of Listen to the Banned and program manager at Freemuse: Freedom of Musical Expression
Host and author: Jean Feraca
Music is a powerful global language that speaks to all of us, regardless of social, political or religious divides. Yet censorship in music is alarmingly widespread. Deeyah, a courageous young musician and human rights activist, had to give up her own singing but keeps up the fight by making other voices heard. How many times have you listened to banned music?
In the programme Deeyah tells about her experiences of being attacked for singing, and Ole Reitov tells about several of the musicians featured on the CD and global music censorship. Music censorship in the US is also discussed.
Listen to the music of the album
‘Listen to the banned’ is distributed by different companies in Europe and the US.
The CD is published by the Norwegian music publisher Grappa:
USA online sale
Norway online sale
Reviews and interviews
The Independent – 12 December 2010:
‘Various artists, Listen to the Banned (Freemuse)’
The Guardian – 5 December 2010:
B4U TV – 8 November 2010:
Global Voices – 28 September 2010:
Songlines Magazine – August / September 2010:
London Evening Standard – 6 August 2010:
Mixedworldmusic.com – August 2010:
Bergens Tidende in Norway – 31 March 2010:
2. Spin the Globe:
Social and online media
Grappa Records: melanie [AT] grappa [DOT] no
Freemuse: ole.reitov [AT] freemuse [DOT] org
Facts about the CD album
Listen to the banned website
‘Listen to the banned’ on Facebook
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