• Cuba: Gorki Águila arrested again

    Cuban musician Gorki Águila was arrested on 7 November 2015 in Havana, as he was traveling in a car with two journalists from the television channel France24, reported 14ymedio. The composer and singer managed to call the newspaper from the Fifth Police Station in the Playa municipality, where he was taken with the two reporters. […]
  • Cuba: Cuban rocker Gorki Aguila arrested

    According to Capital Hill Cubans and other sources, Castro regime officials showed up on 5 August 2015 at the home of Cuban rocker Gorki Aguila and arrested him. According to his daughter, Gorki Aguila was given no cause for his arrest Aguila, front-man of the band Porno Para Ricardo, recently authored a song in honor […]
  • Cuba: Punk rocker Gorki reportedly again faces years in prison

    On 30 September 2013, Cuban punk rocker Gorki Luis Aguila Carrasco, lead singer of the band Porno para Ricardo, was arrested. On a citation for summary judgement dated 27 January 2014, Gorki has now been called to attend a summary trial on 11 February 2014. Exiled Cuban bloggers and reporters are all convinced that the […]
  • Cuba: Rock singer Gorki Águila again harassed by authorities

    NEWS 01 December 2010 Cuba: Rock singer Gorki Águila again harassed by authorities Cuban punk-rock singer Gorki Águila and the members of his band Porno Para Ricardo were arrested on 26 November 2010, and released ten hours later, reported the group’s manager, Laura García Freyre, in a press relase which was published on Facebook. According […]
  • Human Rights for Musicians – Impressions & Descriptions: Gorki Aguila

    PUBLICATIONS TEN YEARS WITH FREEMUSE IMPRESSIONS & DESCRIPTIONS Gorki Aguila Musician and composer, Cuba With respect to my trip to the Freemuse conference in Copenhagen in 2002: To me it was both eye opening to travel abroad and get to know such a special city in terms of history, architecture and people – as well […]
  • Cuba: Imprisonment made Gorki stronger

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Cuba:Imprisonment made Gorki stronger Gorki Águila is back full force. The Cuban music rebel was praised for his courage in a report on the American news network CNN on 23 April 2007 where his new music got world-wide exposure “I’ve lost my fearI’ve already been a prisonerI’ve only got a few bones leftFrom up […]
  • Aprehensi

    PRESS RELEASE Freemuse está iniciando una compañia internacional a cerca de la: APREHENSIÓN DUDOSA DE UN MÚSICO CUBANO Freemuse pide al gobierno Cubano de reconsiderar un caso débil contra el músico controversial de rock, Gorki Luis Àguila Carrasco, que fue formalmente declarado culpable al narcotráfico y sentenciado para cuatro años. Sin embargo, las circumstancias llegando a […]
  • The case of Gorki Luis

  • Press release: Doubtful arrest of Cuban Musician

  • Cuba: Musician Gorki Aguila released

    NEWS 30 August 2008 Cuba:Musician Gorki Águila released After receiving a fine for civil disobedience, punk-rock singer and musician Gorki Águila could walk out of the court room as a free man. The court dismissed a more serious ‘social dangerousness’ charge that could have sent him to prison for four years. On 29 August, following […]
  • Cuba: Musician Gorki Aguila arrested again

    NEWS 27 August 2008 Cuba:Musician Gorki Águila arrested again According to members of his band, punk-rock musician Gorki Águila was arrested on 25 August 2008 and faces up to four years’ imprisonment for ‘peligrosidad’ — socalled pre-crime social dangerousness. ‘Peligrosidad’ literally means ‘dangerous’ — used as a loose legal term to brand, apprehend and incarcerate […]
  • Cuba/Netherlands: Film about the underground music scene

    FILMS ##PagePublishedLong## Cuba:Film about the underground music scene The documentary film ‘¡Cuba RebelióN!’ is an unusual and very outspoken portrait of the Cuban underground music scene. It’s about the punk-rock and metal musicians rebelling against the bureaucracy and imposed conformity of the Castro regime. By Kristina Funkeson, Freemuse The film gives an historical overview of music […]
  • Shoot the Singer! Book

    SHOOT THE SINGER! MUSIC CENSORSHIP TODAY 25 May 2004 Edited by Marie Korpe (Executive Director, Freemuse), published by Zed Books, London.Publication date: 18 May 2004. CD included. Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today was presented on 18 May 2004 at a combined book launch and one-day seminar on music censorship at SOAS (School of Oriental […]
  • Freedom of Expression Awards 2004

    NEWS Freedom of Expression Awards 2004 The Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards 2004 took place on 22 March. The Music Award went to Daniel Barenboim & Edward Said. The other nominees were Gorki Luis Águila Carrasco, Junoon, and Ferhat Tunc. See; http://www.indexonline.org/news/20040322_international.shtml Read more: Roskilde Festival 2003, Damon Albarn on music censorship Damon […]
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