Algeria: Death threats did not silence rapper Solo Montana

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Algeria:

 

Death threats did not silence rapper Solo Montana

In 2008, the young Algerian rapper Solo Montana stopped performing, left Algeria and took refuge in Canada after he had received death threats against his family in the end of 2007 because of his song-writing.

Solo Montana also suffered several incidents of harassment following his outspokeness and daring to criticize the power in place and to condemn injustice, corruption and despotism.

Three years later now, news come from Montreal that on 15 September 2011, Solo Montana will return to stage as a rap artist and performer at a high profile concert in the Canadian metropol.

In December 2010, five young Algerian dancers from the National Ballet also requested political asylum in Canada.

 


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