• Music Freedom Day highlights 2017

    Music Freedom Day once again took place globally on 3 March with the participation and mobilising of artists, broadcasters, cultural managers, journalists, activists, creative hubs, organisations and music lovers worldwide. Around the world, Music Freedom Day events took place in 23 countries. The focus for Music Freedom Day 2017 were women’s voices and the need […]
  • Podcast: Spotlight on Saudi female artists

    What’s it like to be a female artist in one of the world’s most conservative states? Today is Music Freedom Day, which makes a special focus on women performers and musicians and we therefore bring you this podcast by Big Hass, founder and radio host of Laish Hip Hop – Saudi’s First FM Hip Hop […]
  • Music Freedom Day focus on women artists

    In many countries, women’s voices are particularly at risk. On Friday 3 March 2017, Music Freedom Day makes a special focus on women performers and musicians. Events will take place in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and North America. Artists, activists, broadcasters, cultural organisers and music fans will be celebrating Music Freedom Day globally in […]
  • Qatar: Playing with the censors

    The state of Qatar is young and old at the same time, immersed in both modernity and tradition. Governed by strict Islamic principles under the supreme power of the emir, Qatar is a place where freedom of speech is very limited, and where artistic expression risks being banned or censored due to its religious content […]
  • Listen to forbidden female voices

    » To listen, go to play.spotify.com   MUSIC FREEDOM DAY 2017 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST – IN CELEBRATION AND PROTECTION OF WOMEN’S VOICES Did you know that… Women are banned from singing in public in some countries? Women cannot attend a concert in some places? The music industry is still unequal? This is why Freemuse is focusing […]
  • Freemuse press release: Women’s voices on Music Freedom Day

    Freemuse | Press Release View this email in your browser Music Freedom Day 2017 in celebration and protection of WOMEN’S VOICES Global event on 3 March 2017 Did you know that Women are banned from singing in public in some countries Women cannot attend a concert in some places The music industry is still unequal⇒ […]
  • Pakistan: Music returns to region amid scepticism

    The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the north-western region of Pakistan, announced a fund to support 500 artists, including musicians, in the area by giving them $300 USD per month to create and practice their art, reported Al Jazeera on 27 May 2016. Apart from the fund, the government is also planning on spending $5 […]
  • Music Freedom Day in Pakistan: Call for cultural policy

    Participants gathered with great enthusiasm across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata to celebrate the annual Music Freedom Day, calling on their leaders to formulate a comprehensive cultural policy, reported Sher Alam Shinwari from the city of Peshawar on 3 March 2016. By Sher Alam Shinwari Senior artists, singers and writers at a function demanded of the […]
  • Music Freedom Day: What does censorship sound like? Listen to Freemuse on Spotify

    To highlight censored songs and artists throughout history, Music Freedom Day presents a playlist of 60 songs – available on Spotify – that highlights the theme of the event. This year, Music Freedom Day reaches out to the global digital community through Spotify with a powerful message defending artistic freedom of expression for musicians. Listen to the playlist and […]
  • Music Freedom Day: Musician sentenced to imprisonment sells instrument to pay fine

    The freedom to express oneself through art is a human right to be rejoiced. Today is Music Freedom Day, a day to celebrate musicians, their songs and the fans and audiences who enjoy their craft and performances. But also on this day, we bring attention to the many musicians who are not able to practice […]
  • Book celebrates Music Freedom Day

    Are you planning activities in 2015? During eight years of existence more than 100 partners and collaborators in 36 countries have joined the annual event Music Freedom Day, held on 3rd of March. A new publication ‘Music Freedom Day 2007–2014’ celebrates and gives examples of the powerful, united manifestation around the world. “Over the years […]
  • Music Freedom Day 2014 takes place in 18 countries

    During 2013, the human rights organisation Freemuse registered 19 musicians killed, 7 abducted, and 18 music creators imprisoned. There are many reasons for organising the annual ‘Music Freedom Day’ 3rd of March, which puts focus on musicians’ rights to freedom of expression. “These are some of the statistics for 2013, which Freemuse publishes today, but […]
  • Because musicians ‘face the music’

    In the coming week, the world will see various expressions of tribute to freedom of musical expression. In the days around 3 March – the annual Music Freedom Day – concerts and seminars are held at five continents in support of persecuted, prosecuted and imprisoned musicians. Below is a list of what currently is being […]
  • African artists join Music Freedom Day 2014

    Dina El Wedidi, one of Egypt’s leading new artists will be performing in Oslo, Norway. Moroccan fusion rocker Réda Zine leads his band Voodoo Sound Club in a concert in Bologna, Italy, while some of Zimbabwe’s most outspoken artists enter the stage in Harare, and exiled musicians from Sudan perform in Cairo – all joining […]
  • 3 March is ‘Music Freedom Day 2007’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Music Freedom DayMedia focus point on music censorship world-wide Saturday 3 March is ‘Music Freedom Day 2007’. On this day, and during the week leading up to it, magazines, radio stations and tv broadcasters world-wide will focus on music censorship It is not a campaign for free downloading of music – it is […]
  • Music Freedom Day 2012 marked in 22 countries world-wide

    MUSIC FREEDOM DAY 2012 ##PagePublishedLong## New record:Music Freedom Day 2012 was marked in 22 countries world-wide From Brooklyn to Cairo and Kabul – musicians and artists in 22 countries that used the annual Music Freedom Day as an opportunity to highlight why the musical freedom of speech is important. In Cairo, Ramy Essam, known as […]
  • Music Freedom Day 2008 video

    MUSIC FREEDOM DAY 2008 ##PagePublishedLong## See the Music Freedom Day concert at Oslo’s Nobel Peace Center:nrk.no/nett-tv What happened on Music Freedom Day in 2008? 3 March 2008 was observed as a global ‘Music Freedom Day’. Seminars and concerts were held in Norway, Afghanistan and Congo-Brazzaville. The concert in Oslo was broadcasted on national radio in […]
  • Zimbabwe: 2,000 musicians unite in protest on Music Freedom Day

    MUSIC FREEDOM DAY ##PagePublishedLong## Zimbabwe:2,000 musicians unite in protest on Music Freedom Day Close to 2,000 music composers in Zimbabwe have resolved to protest non-payment of royalties by ordering the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, ZBC, to stop playing music for six hours on this year’s Music Freedom Day By Maxwell Sibanda – reporting for Freemuse from […]
  • Press release: Music Freedom Day 2011

    PRESS RELEASE##PageSearchDescription## ##PagePublishedLong## Music Freedom Day 2011  Songs smuggled out from Burma, Dj returns to Kabul, singer in court room in Cameroon. Choir sings about the Arab revolution… and secret guests in New York. Music Freedom Day is being celebrated in more than 20 countries. The plight of imprisoned musicians Win Maw, from Burma, and […]
  • Press release: Music Freedom Day 2010

    PRESS RELEASE##PageSearchDescription## ##PagePublishedLong## Music Freedom Day 2010 gets global attention Mumbai, Kabul, Cairo, Amman, Gdansk, The Hague and New York are some of the cities organising Music Freedom Day on 3 March this year — a day that will also see the release of the Freemuse CD ‘Listen To The Banned’ and a hand-over of […]
  • Press release: Music Freedom Day 2009

    Music Freedom Day 2009 Concert & seminar with censored artists in Stockholm 3 March Artists from Turkey, Zimbabwe and Iran facing censorship join forces with Swedish Award Winner in a unique concert when Re:Orient in collaboration with Freemuse organise a concert and a seminar dedicated to freedom of expression for musicians and composers. In their home countries artists Ferhat […]
  • Cuba/USA: Music Freedom Day sparks emotional debates on Cuban blogs

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Country: Cuba/USAMusic Freedom Day sparks emotional debates on Cuban blogsMusic Freedom Day, 3 March 2008, fuelled interesting and revealing debates on past and present accounts of censorship in Cuba. The increasingly popular ‘blogger-universe’ hosts the emotional and political exchange of opinions on the history of music censorship on the Caribbean island. By Martin […]
  • Press release: Broadcasters and artists join Music Freedom Day 2013

    PRESS RELEASE Broadcasters and artists in Asia, Africa and Europe join Music Freedom Day 2013Freemuse publishes new report on Mali and reminds the world of Pussy Riot With one of the world’s richest music countries heavily affected by attacks on music, two Pussy Riot members still in prison, six musicians killed in 2012, and a […]
  • Turkey: Sanar Yurdatapan: ‘There is a lot of work to do for all of us’

    MUSIC FREEDOM DAY 2012 03 March 2012 Turkey:Chronicle by Şanar Yurdatapan:‘There is a lot of work to do for all of us’ In 2012, there were no acticities marking Music Freedom Day in Turkey. “This means the work is not over yet,” wrote human rights activist and musician Sanar Yurdatapan in his chronicle on the […]
  • Azer Cirttan

    AZER CIRTTAN(Azerbaijan) Exiled singer-songwriter Azer Cirttan speaks about censorship, fear and Eurovision This interview with Azer Cirttan was recorded by Nicklas Wallén in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in February 2012. Explaining what lead up to his decision to leave the country, Azer tells me that the concerts he tried to make were all cancelled. A while […]
  • Music Freedom Day: Local ownership creates diversity of innovative events

    MUSIC FREEDOM DAY     Marie Korpe, Executive Director of Freemuse: Local ownership to the event develops great diversity of innovative events   Music Freedom Day 2011: An exiled DJ returned to Kabul, music was smuggled out from Burma, and Freemuse visited Cameroon and handed over a much awaited award. Lapiro de Mbanga with the […]
  • Music Freedom Day: Meanwhile in Turkey, musicians are persecuted

    MUSIC FREEDOM DAY Turkey: Singer: musicians in Turkey are being repressed and persecuted “Music Freedom Day — what freedom? You said musicians would be free? They prosecute us for our words when we speak, and for our songs when we sing,”says Kurdish singer Ferhat Tunç. He wrote this article to Freemuse as a personal comment […]
  • How Music Freedom Day 2009 was observed in Stockholm

    NEWS 04 March 2009 Sweden:Advocating human rights for musicians Two seminars and concert in Stockholm became a beautiful, yet serious and powerful manifestation for musicians’ human rights Click on the audio link on the right… and while you listen, take a look at the photos below. This will give you an idea of what the […]
  • Beate Slydal: About the Turkish Penal Code Article 301

    BEATE SLYDAL(Norway) Political scientist Beate Slydal speaks about the infamous Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code. Beate Slydal works as a political advisor and lobbyist for Amnesty International Norway.  Wimpy Wasp Player Flash Player upgrade required Turkey’s Penal Code Article 301 says: “Those who (1) Public denigration of Turkishness, the Republic or the Grand […]
  • Afghanistan: Singing ban is illegal, says governor

    NEWS   Afghanistan: Singing ban is illegal, says governor The governor of Balkh province, Ata Mohammed Noor, said that the decision of the religious council to ban singing of young male artists in weddings is illegal. He promised to solve this problem soon. Ata Mohammed Noor’s statement was sent in a message on the occasion […]
  • Song for Music Freedom Day 2008

    CAMPAIGNS Music Freedom DaySong against music censorship in Algeria Recorded for Freemuse and the Music Freedom Day, the rap song ‘152 mesures contre la censure’ features 10 rappers who are concerned with censorship issues in Algeria. The Algerian rapper Rabah Donquishoot gave a presentation at the Freemuse World Conference in Istanbul in 2006 about the […]
  • Rabah Donquishoot

    RABAH DONQUISHOOT (MBS) (Algeria) Rabah is a musician and rapper who has produced a ‘Music Freedom Day’ signature song for Freemuse together with his group MBS and rappers around the world.In this interview he speaks about music censorship in Algeria and about the role of the Algerian musician Matoub Lounes who was assassinated in 1998.  […]

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