New Year’s concerts stopped
|Two concerts were stopped in Ramallah – both incidents are more or less related to the political situation in the area.
Bloggers report that police stopped a concert with musician Basel Zayed and his group Turab during the Palestinian New Year’s festival at Arafat Square in Ramallah. The concert was interrupted when the group played the song ‘El-Doleh’, a satirical song about the Palestinian promised state. The police stated in the al-Ayyam newspaper that they interrupted the concert in order to maintain security because the song upset the audience.
|Listen to ‘El-Doleh’ by Turab on YouTube:
The Electronic Intifada (Blog) – 1 January 2012:
‘Concert interrupted by PA police over song critical of UN statehood bid’
Y Net News.com – 1 January 2012:
‘Druze singer’s Ramallah gig canceled following anti-Israel pressure’
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