• Zohra receives Freemuse Award: “This can inspire young women in Afghanistan to play music”

    A packed concert hall in Geneva witnessed concert master Marjan Fidaee receive the 2017 Freemuse Award on behalf of Zohra, the Afghan Women’s Orchestra, on 25 January 2017. In her acceptance speech Marjan Fidaee said, “The award was not only for the Zohra orchestra but for all Afghanistan.” Dr Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan […]
  • Zohra – The Afghan Women’s Orchestra – is winner of Freemuse Award 2017

    Zohra, the winner of the Freemuse Award 2017, is the first and only all women orchestra in Afghanistan. They are students at the National Institute of Music (ANIM) and the first women in their families, community and country to learn music in over 30 years. “With exceptional courage and dedication these young women are breaking […]
  • Sweden: Freemuse Award ceremony 2016 in the Eurovision Village

    Two Freemuse Award winners shared the stage when Lavon Volski received the 2016 Freemuse Award in Stockholm on 8 May 2016. The event took place on stage in Stockholm’s Kungsträdgården – which currently has been transformed into the ‘Eurovision Village’. “Belarus has a winner, but…” Stockholm city hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, the world’s […]
  • Belarus: Lavon Volski is a free man in an unfree country

    Since the beginning of the 1980s, the Belarusian rock musician Lavon Volski has been one of the most influential cultural personalities in his country fighting for freedom of artistic expression. In May 2016, he is being honoured with the Freemuse Award 2016. By Ingo Petz For more than 30 years now, Lavon Volski has been creating rock and […]
  • Freemuse Award Winner 2016 is Lavon Volski

    Lavon Volski, an icon of Belarusian rock music, is the winner of the 2016 Freemuse Award. His songs are anthems of those who dream of a democratic and free Belarus. Thus Volski since many years has been on the regime’s infamous “black list” of artists never played on national radio and banned from performing. The […]
  • Freemuse Award Winner 2014: City of Harstad in Norway

    The Freemuse Award 2014 is given to The City of Harstad, Norway, which last year declared itself as the world’s first ‘Safe city for musicians’. Harstad is a city of 23,000 citizens, situated 300 kilometres north of the polar circle. Marianne Bremnes, Mayor of Harstad, says: “The city of Harstad is grateful and thankful for […]
  • Freemuse Award presented to Festival au Désert

    Manny Ansar, festival director and co-founder of Mali’s world famous ‘Festival au Désert’, received the Freemuse Award on 3 June 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The award ceremony took place in connection with a UN session on the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity featuring artists and human rights […]
  • Freemuse Award to be presented in UN building in Geneva

    Manny Ansar, festival director and co-founder of Mali’s world famous ‘Festival au Désert’, will receive the Freemuse Award on Monday 3 June 2013 at the Geneva United Nations headquarters in Switzerland. The award ceremony will take place in connection with a UN session on the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity featuring artists […]
  • Freemuse Award 2013

    NYHEDER ##PagePublishedLong## Modtager af Malis verdensber Pressekontakter Marie Korpe, direkt Press release in English language(PDF-format, A4-size) Communique de presse en fran Mere information p Presseomtale PRI’s The World – 6 February 2013: Mali’s Festival in the Desert Wins a Freedom of Musical Expression Award Though canceled this year, the Festival in the Desert and its […]
  • Freemuse Awards

    FREEMUSE AWARDS The Freemuse Award Freemuse Award 2016 Lavon Volski, an icon of Belarusian rock music, is the winner of the 2016 Freemuse Award. 25 April 2016    Freemuse Award 2014 Freemuse Award Winner 2014 is City of Harstad in Norway. In 2013, Harstad declared itself as the world’s first ‘Safe city for musicians’. Harstad […]
  • Press release: Freemuse Award 2013 to Festival au Desert

    PRESS RELEASE ##PagePublishedLong## Freemuse Award winner: ‘Festival in the Desert’ in Mali “The Freemuse Award 2013 is given to ‘Festival au D Media contact Marie Korpe, Executive Director of Freemuse Tel: +45 2944 4280 (mobile)  +45 3332 1017 (office)  Press release in English language Press release in French language En fran More information on […]
  • Freemuse Award 2013: ‘Festival in the Desert’ in Mali

    Freemuse Award winner 2013: ‘Festival in the Desert’ in Mali “The Freemuse Award 2013 is given to ‘Festival au Désert’, which in spite of extreme Islamists’ attempts to silence all music in Mali, defends freedom of musical expression and struggles to continue keeping music alive in the region”, says Marie Korpe, Executive Director, Freemuse. From […]
  • Press release: Freemuse Award winner 2011: Ramy Essam

    PRESS RELEASE Freemuse press release: Egyptian singer Ramy Essam is Award winner 2011 Egyptian singer Ramy Essam, who provided the soundtrack for the Arab Spring at Tahrir Square, is the winner of the 2011 Freemuse Award. The artist will receive the award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday 21 November 2011. After eight […]
  • Press release: Freemuse Award winners 2010: Mahsa Vahdat and Ferhat Tunc

    PRESS RELEASE Freemuse Award winners 2010: Mahsa Vahdat and Ferhat Tunç Mahsa Vahdat from Iran and Ferhat Tunç from Turkey are well-known to many Freemuse associates. They are strong defenders of freedom of musical expression and well-known to audiences in Europe, where their music – unlike in their home countries – can be performed without […]
  • Press release: Freemuse Award winners 2010: Mahsa Vahdat and Ferhat Tunc

    PRESS RELEASE Freemuse Award winners 2010: Mahsa Vahdat and Ferhat Tunç Mahsa Vahdat from Iran and Ferhat Tunç from Turkey are well-known to many Freemuse associates. They are strong defenders of freedom of musical expression and well-known to audiences in Europe, where their music – unlike in their home countries – can be performed without […]
  • Freemuse Award 2009

    NEWS 26 February 2009 Freemuse Award 2009 to singer Pete Seeger The American singer, songwriter, activist, environmentalist, and peace advocate Pete Seeger is The Freemuse Award Winner 2009. He is awarded on Music Freedom Day, 3 March 2009, for his commitment to musicians’ freedom of expression in an illustrious career which spans over sixty years. “Pete […]

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