Religious fanatics a threat to music
“Religious fanatics in countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Switzerland and Poland are threatening the musical freedom of the world”, says Freemuse at a presentation at the current biannual conference for popular music researchers from the whole world held in Mexico City.
Researchers Elijah Wald and Michael Drewett and controversial Mexican singer Andres Contreras are joining Freemuse at a plenary session in Mexico City Friday morning at the bi-annual IASPM conference. Aimed at music researchers from the whole world the session will present various aspects of music censorship.
In his presentation Ole Reitov, Freemuse programme officer, will focus on the increasing attacks from religious fundamentalists in the West as well as in many Muslim countries.
“The recent attacks on music from the Muslim Council in UK and from Christian groups in Poland and Switzerland are very worrying”, says Reitov.
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