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WOMEX 2004

19 October 2004

Meet the banned @ WOMEX 2004

At this year’s WOMEX Freemuse presented two conference sessions: Meet the banned! Music censorship in Turkey featuring Turkish musician Ferhat Tunç, who has been banned and imprisoned several times by the authorities, while 9/11 – The world’s all out of tune presented “9/11 – The world’s all out of tune” Populäre Musik nach dem 11. September 2001, a brand new book dealing with the 9/11 repercussions for freedom of musical expression.

Full report and audio excerpts from the conference sessions will follow soon.

Testimony: the trials and arrests of Ferhat Tunç
“1986: Arrested for political reasons. One week of interrogations, degradations and torture in the notorious prison camp DAL. Consequently my concerts were not permitted systematically and my records were forbidden and confiscated in many regions of Turkey.”
Read full testimony

Latest news: Tunç will be tried due to the article 159 of the Turkish Penal Code
On 2 December 2004 Ferhat Tunc will again appear before court.
Read more

 

 

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Ferhat Tunç (right) and Şanar Yurdatapan at WOMEX 2004


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9/11: Freemuse conference abstract (WOMEX 2004)
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Meet the banned! Freemuse conference abstract (WOMEX 2004)
Read abstract from the Freemuse conference session at WOMEX 2004, featuring Ferhat Tunc
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Meet the banned! Freemuse conference abstract (WOMEX 2004)
Read abstract from the Freemuse conference session at WOMEX 2004, featuring Ferhat Tunc
19 October 2004
 
WOMEX 2004
This year Freemuse presented two conference sessions: “Meet the banned! Music censorship in Turkey” featured Turkish musician Ferhat Tunç, while “9/11 – The world’s all out of tune” presented a new book on freedom of musical expression after 9/11
19 October 2004
 

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