• Freemuse calls for the investigation of José Manuel Sande to be dropped

    Spanish Head of Culture Department investigated over carnival poster 3 MAY 2017 | Freemuse is concerned about the judicial investigation of José Manuel Sande, Head of Culture for the City Hall of A Coruña, Spain, by Court of Instruction number 3 over accusations that he offended the religious feelings of believers for featuring a drawing […]
  • Spain: Rapper appeals three-and-a-half-year prison sentence over lyrics

    Spanish rapper Valtonyc (real name Miquel Arenas Beltrán) and his lawyer confirmed they presented an appeal to the Spanish Supreme Court to repeal his three-year-and-six-month prison sentence on various charges related to his lyrics, reported Europa Press on 9 March 2017. The Spanish National Court, a High State Court directly under the Supreme Court that […]
  • Spain: Row over canceling of Jewish US musician’s festival performance

    The Jewish-American reggae singer Matisyahu was initially cancelled by the organisers from performing at the Rototom Sunsplash music festival in Benicássim in Spain on 22 August 2015 after he refused to make a statement outlining his position on Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians. Due to the growing controversy over the ruling and complaints from Israel […]
  • Spain: Guernica celebrated Freemuse in ‘Festival Against Censorship’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spain:Guernica celebrated Freemuse in ‘Festival Against Censorship’ A packed concert hall in Guernica greeted Ray Lema and his trio on 28 October 2007 as the African piano veteran concluded the second ‘Festival Against Censorship’. Dedicated to the work of Freemuse, the festival featured artists from Africa, Europe and USA and received supportive greetings […]
  • Spain: Sixth festival against censorship in northern Spain

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spain: Sixth festival against censorship in northern Spain Tuareg musicians, exiled Sierra Leonean musicians, a Malaysian cartoonist, a Cuban blogger, a Zimbabwean visual artists, and many more, are heading for Bilbao in Spain in the second week of November 2011 to attend the annual Festival against Censorship, ‘Zentsura At!’       Front […]
  • Spain: Gilberto Gil joins Freemuse at festival against censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spain: Gilberto Gil joins Freemuse at festival against censorship Brasilian legend Gilberto Gil is headlining this year’s edition of ‘Festival against censorship’ in Bilbao in Spain. The week-long festival opens on 26 November 2009. In the fourth consecutive year, Serrano productions organises Europe’s leading festival against censorship, including concerts, film screenings, seminars and […]
  • Human Rights for Musicians – A festival against censorship  Jose Angel Serrano Fernandez

    PUBLICATIONS TEN YEARS WITH FREEMUSE A FESTIVAL AGAINST CENSORSHIP Jose Angel Serrano Fernandez Festival Director, Spain Music is a free representation of ideas, traditions and feelings of individuals and societies. It expresses the hopes and desires of musicians, their joys and sorrows, their cultural identity. And these expressions may cause conflicts with people in power. […]
  • Spain, Bilbao: ‘Fight censorship with humour’, suggested author Antonia Gala

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spain, Bilbao:‘Fight censorship with humour’ Antonia Gala, one of Spain’s most famous writers, said that “censorship must be fought with humour” when participants of the Festival Against Censorship discussed incidents and mechanisms of censorship in a three-hour roundtable, filmed by Basque TV, in Bilbao in northern Spain. “It was a very unique roundtable,” […]
  • Spain: Bilbao festival against censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spain:Festival against censorship held in northern Spain Iranian artists Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat, Chiwoniso from Zimbabwe and Kamilya Jubran from Palestine are featured artists at this years’ Festival Against Censorship in Bilbao in northern Spain This is the third consecutive year where the Basque production company Serrano promotes freedom of expression for artists […]
  • Fermin Muguruza

    FERMIN MUGURUZA(Basque Country) ##PagePublishedLong## Musician Fermin Muguruza sings in the Basque language – a language which was forbidden in Spain during Franco’s regime. In this interview Fermin Muguruza speaks about his personal experiences with music censorship in Spain: Its mechanisms, its impact on the artist, and the authorities’ fear of what music can do.   […]
  • Spain: Two weeks of festival against censorship

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spain:Two weeks of festival against censorship ‘Festival Against Censorship’ takes place in Bilbao and Gernika-Lumo in Spain. Freemuse participates in a seminar held on 25 October 2007. Grammy award winning Los Tigres del Norte opens the ‘Zentsuraren Aurkako Jaialdia’ – the ‘Festival Against Censorship’ in Guernica, Spain – with a concert on 14 […]
  • Spain: Basque band in court for the lyrics of their songs

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spain:Basque band in court for the lyrics of their songs On 2 November 2006, the Basque hardcore punk band Soziedad Alkoholika from Vitoria-Gasteiz was taken to court, facing a one-year and a half prison petition for an alleged crime of praising terrorism in some of their songs The Spanish National Court tried the […]
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    OJOS DE BRUJO (Catalonia/Spain)
  • Spain: Censorship of Basque musicians

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  • Spain: Basque singer suffers from concert prohibitions

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Spain:Basque singer Fermin Muguruza suffers from concert prohibitions by Michael Abt-Okudzeto, True School booking and artist management (Germany).Published 19th of January 2004 The probably most well-known basque rock singer Fermin Muguruza suffers from concert prohibitions. Also appearances of the new formation Fermin Muguruza Kontrabanda are forbidden. Thus one witnesses the same scenes like […]
  • Spain: Manu Chao cancels show over political flap

    NEWS   Manu Chao cancels shows over political flap Manu Chao refuses to exclude Basque band member with alleged ‘ETA roots’. The American music magazine Billboard writes: “World music star Manu Chao canceled concerts last night (Sept. 3) in Malaga, Spain, and tonight in Murcia after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a […]
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