• Azerbaijan: Music by Armenian composer banned in Baku

    Organisers of the forthcoming European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, which is held in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, have asked the Belarusian team to refrain from playing music by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, head coach of the Belarusian team Irina Laperskaya told a press conference in Minsk. The Azerbaijani authorities have long banned Armenian nationals and ethnic Armenian […]
  • Turkey: Acquitted from 12 years’ prison charge for political music album

    ARTICLE Turkey:Acquitted from 12 years’ prison charge for political music album Turkish rock musician Yaşar Kurt’s dissident song, ‘Korku’, released in the late 1990s, resulted in his trial for treason where he was acquitted from a 12 years’ prison charge, he told the Hürriyet Daily News. Kurt also stands as a highly symbolic figure for […]
  • Armenia / Iran: Banned live music thrives in neighbouring country

    NEWS Armenia / Iran: Banned live music thrives in neighbouring country During the Persian New Year holidays, posters advertising concerts by banned Iranian musicians can be seen all over Yerevan, capital of the ex-Soviet republic Armenia, reported AFP. More than 20,000 Iranians come to celebrate Nowruz, New Year, in Armenia, and tickets for Nowruz concerts […]
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