• Germany/Netherlands: Faroese metal band shows cancelled over whaling

    Viking heavy metal band, Týr, from the Faroe Islands, have had at least six concerts of their 17-date November European tour supporting Norwegian metal band Sirenia cancelled over lead singer Heri Joensen’s participation in the Faroese practice of whaling. According to heavy metal news site MetalTalk.net on 30 August 2016, venue owners of club Logo […]
  • Israel/Palestine: Dutch street band attacked with tear gas

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Israel: Dutch street band attacked with tear gas During their performance in the Palestinian village Kufr Qadum in northern West Bank, the street orchestra Fanfare van de Eerste Liefdesnacht (The First Night of Love Brass Band) from the Netherlands was attacked with tear gas by the Israeli army, reported Palestine News Network on […]
  • The Netherlands: ‘Regimes fear content’ – Speech by Arjan Hamburger

    MUSIC FREEDOM DAY 2010 ##PagePublishedLong##                  Arjan Hamburger Regimes fear content “Freedom to listen music is curtailed because regimes fear content, ” said Arjan Hamburger, Human Rights Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands in his speech at the opening of Music Freedom Day in the Hague on 3 March 2010. Arjan Hamburger […]
  • 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 […]
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