• Mozambique: Hip-hop artist Azagaia arrested

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Mozambique: Hip-hop artist Azagaia arrested On 30 July 2011, rapper and musician Azagaia was arrested by the Police of Criminal Investigation. The arrest took place a few hours before a concert where Azagaia was going to release a new video called ‘A Minha Gera Video interview The hip-hop artist, rapper and sociologist Azagaia […]
  • Azagaia

    AZAGAIA(Mozambique) ##PagePublishedLong## Rapper Azagaia speaks about freedom of expression in Mozambique Azagaia means light javelin or spear. It is also the name used by a Mozambican hip-hop artist, rapper and sociologist, Edson da Luz. The rawness of his music and the lyrical content of his songs have caused discomfort in some circles, took the Mozambican […]
  • Mozambique: Singer arrested and beaten for ‘offensive song’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Mozambique: Singer arrested and beaten for ‘offensive song’ Freemuse has received an unconfirmed report that the musician Refila Boy was arrested during a concert and treated with such violence by agroup of police officers that his skull was fractured. The reason for the arrest is allegedly that police officials feel assulted by his […]
  • Mozambique: City authorities called rapper in for questioning

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Mozambique:City authorities called rapper in for questioning The rap artist Azagaia was summoned before prosecutors to explain the allegedly violent lyrics of a song he has written about the February 2008 riots in Maputo “The shadow of censorship has fallen across the Mozambican musical world,” writes Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique’s Paul Fauvet […]
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