• 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 […]
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    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## C Two musicians, Fadal Dey and Lago Paulin, alleged on 22 May 2010 that Côte d’Ivoire’s national television station has refused to air their popular music because it contains social and political commentary. The newspaper L’Expression quotes musicians Fadal Dey and Lago Paulin as saying that their ‘subversive’ music is seen as critical […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Ivory Coast: Artists attacked during demonstration against bootleggers

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Ivory Coast:Artists attacked during demonstration against bootleggers Mondomix reports that musicians, singers and actors in the Ivory Coast gathered together on the 31 May 2007, to demonstrate against the widespread piracy of their work. During the demonstration the reggae artist Fadal Dey and the pop musician Gbazza Figaro were knocked unconscious by stones […]
  • 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 […]
  • Fadal Dey

    FADAL DEY(Côte d’Ivoire) ##PagePublishedLong## Fadal Dey is currently one of the rising stars of reggae music in Africa. His concerts attract thousands of admirers. In this interview he speaks about music censorship in Côte d’Ivoire and West Africa, as he experienced it concerning his song ‘Bat Government’.  Wimpy Wasp Player Flash Player upgrade required Fadal Dey […]
  • Programme of the 3rd Freemuse World Conference

    | Start page | Media coverage | Speakers | Photos | Video interviews |   3rd Freemuse World Conference on Music and Censorship   CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Latest update on 16 November 2006  SATURDAY 25 NOV   10:00 – 10:30 — OPENING CEREMONY —   MUSICAL WELCOME Mahsa Vahdat & Marjan Vahdat, Singers, Iran   WELCOME […]
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