• DR Congo: Ivorian reggae singer denied entry in airport

    Côte Ivorian reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly and his band were denied entry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they were due to perform at the Jazz Kif Festival on Sunday 21 June 2015. According to Reuters, a spokesman of the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced on 20 June 2015 that […]
  • Senegal: Cote d’Ivoirian reggae singer banned in Senegal

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Senegal: Côte d’Ivoirian reggae singer banned in Senegal Reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly from Côte d’Ivoire was declared ‘persona non grata’ in Senegal in December 2007, after critizing Senegal’s president and calling for democracy. The Senegales authorities described his declarations on President Abdoulaye Wade and his critique of the rising corruption and maladministration […]
  • Press release: New Freemuse CD: Listen to the banned

    PRESS RELEASE##PageSearchDescription## ##PagePublishedLong## Freemuse CD: Listen to the banned Music that makes dictators tremble Listen to the banned is a unique collection of contemporary songs by artists who have been censored, persecuted, taken to court, imprisoned and even tortured for a very simple reason — their music. Music brings joy and gives a voice to […]
  • Facts about the CD ‘Listen to the banned’

    PUBLICATIONS ##PagePublishedLong## Fact sheet: Freemuse CD album: ‘Listen to the banned’ Compiled by the artist Deeyah and Freemuse, this CD compilation album is published on 3 March 2010 by Norway’s most successful music label, Grappa Records, and distributed internationally. They are all there: Lapiro de Mbanga, Freemuse Award winner Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amal Murkus, Marcel […]
  • Film med Freemuse Award modtager vises i K

    AKTIVITET ##PagePublishedLong## Burma / China / Côte d’IvoireFilm med Freemuse Award modtager Tiken Jah Fakoly, som modtog Freemuse Award 2008, er en af hovedpersonerne i en ny dokumentarfilm, ‘An Independent Mind’ — som handler om ytringsfrihed og om hvor langt mennesker i forskellige lande er parat til at g Related reading on freemuse.org
  • Freemuse: Tiken Jah Fakoly recoit Freemuse Award

    NOUVELLES ##PagePublishedLong## Freemuse:Artiste de reggae reçoit Freemuse Award 2008 Tiken Jah Fakoly a reçu le prix Freemuse Award sur la scène pendant son concert au Festival of World Cultures à Dublin, l’Irlande le 23 août 2008. “Il faut continuer de questionner la corruption en Afrique”, disait-il pendant une interview avec Freemuse en connexion avec l’événement. […]
  • Radio Freemuse: ‘Music censorship in Africa 2008’

    RADIO FREEMUSE 27 February 2008 Music censorship in Africa today This 15 minutes radio report is produced specifically for African radio stations that wish to inform their listeners about music censorship – for instance on the occasion of the global Music Freedom Day on 3 March Introduction to the programme (suggestion)“If you listen carefully the next […]
  • Press release: Freemuse Award to Tiken Jah Fakoly

    PRESS RELEASE##PageSearchDescription## ##PagePublishedLong## Exiled Côte d’Ivorian reggae singer receives award to acknowledge fight for freedom of expression Press conference on 22 August:A press conference will be held in Dublin to mark the acceptance by outspoken Côte d’Ivorian reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly of the first ever Freemuse Award. Tiken Jah Fakoly, Maria Korpe of Freemuse and […]
  • Freemuse: Video interview avec Tiken Jah Fakoly

    TIKEN JAH FAKOLYMusicien (Côte d’Ivoire)  ##PagePublishedLong## Freemuse a interviewé Tiken Jah Fakoly en connection avec la cérémonie du prix Freemuse Award 2008. La cérémonie a eu lieu pendant son concert au Festival of World Cultures à Dublin, Irlande.Interview par Ole Reitov, le 23 août 2008. 1. Dans ce premier clip Tiken Jah Fakoly parle du rôle […]
  • Freemuse Award announcement at Music Freedom Day 2008

    FREEMUSE AWARD ##PagePublishedLong## Music Freedom Day 2008:Announcement of Freemuse Award WinnerThis is the announcement of the Freemuse Award Winner during the Music Freedom Day celebrations at the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo on 3 March 2008. By Marie Korpe, executive director of Freemuse I have the honour to announce the first Freemuse Award winner. This award […]
  • Radio Without Borders: Listen to the Banned

    RADIO PROGRAMMES USA: 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. Guests: * Deeyah, singer, musician, human rights activist, and producer […]
  • Songlines review of Freemuse CD: ‘It is Top of the World’

    PUBLICATIONS United Kingdom: Review of Freemuse CD: ‘It is Top of the World’ Songlines, an influential UK-based world music magazine, chose the Freemuse CD ‘Listen to the banned’ as Top of the World in their August 2010 issue. “You need to hear this record – as much for the quality of the music as for […]
  • CD: Listen to the banned

    PUBLICATIONS Tiken Jah Fakoly about the new Freemuse CD album: ‘CD highlights artists who fight for justice’ The CD ‘Listen to the banned’ has been well received by broadcasters all over Europe. “Some broadcasters have mentioned that not only does the CD feature some important political songs but even has a ‘spiritual dimension’”, told Freemuse […]
  • China/Cote d’Ivoire/Myanmar/Burma: ‘An Independent Mind’

    FILM 22 September 2008 Burma / China / Côte d’IvoireFilm with Freemuse Award winner Tiken Jah Fakoly, who received the Freemuse Award 2008, is one of the main characters in a new documentary film, ‘An Independent Mind’ — about freedom of speech and how far individuals in different countries will go in order to preserve […]
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly

    ARTISTS ON CENSORSHIP 04 September 2008 Côte d’Ivoire:Interview with Tiken Jah Fakoly By Ole Reitov Wimpy Wasp Player Transcription of the full interview When was the first time that you realised that your music could be dangerous to the policy makers? I think it was in 1999. I did an album which title was ‘Cours […]
  • Freemuse: Award ceremony in Dublin

    NEWS 25 August 2008 Freemuse:Award ceremony in Dublin          Wimpy Wasp Player Tiken Jah Fakoly received the Freemuse Award on stage at the Festival of World Cultures in Dublin, Ireland, on 23 August 2008. “We have to continue questioning corruption and poverty in Africa,” he told Freemuse in an interview in connection with the event. […]
  • Freemuse Award to Tiken Jah Fakoly

    FREEMUSE AWARD 20 August 2008 Exiled reggae singer from West Africa awardedThe first Freemuse Award is given to Tiken Jah Fakoly from Côte d’Ivoire. The award will be presented to him in connection with his Ireland debut concert at the Festival of World Cultures in Dublin on Saturday 23 August 2008. Tiken Jah Fakoly is […]
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