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Italy: Music Freedom Day of debates, week-long radio campaign

28 February 2013

Cinzia Martelli, Director of Hibrido Radio, www.hibridoradio.com, wrote: Hibrido Radio participated in Music Freedom Day 2011 and 2012. This year we will do one day of debates and musicians and poets performances for the right to freely diffuse ideas, words, sounds and people in Bologna, Italy. This year, poets also …

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Italy: Leading independent radio station joins Music Freedom Day

28 February 2013

From Claudio Agostoni, who is Head of Programmes at Radio Popolare Milano, we received this message: “Radio Popolare, the leading independent radio station in Italy, would be very pleased to be be a part of Music Freedom Day, that we discovered through your website. We are always very interested and …

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‘Shoot the Singer!’ launch in Italian language

7 May 2007

Nobel prize winner introduces Freemuse book When ‘Shoot the Singer’ is published in Italian language on 12 May 2007, the book has a new introduction written by Nobel price laureate Dario Fo. Entitled ‘Sparate Sul Pianista! La Censura Musicale Oggi’, the Italian version is launched at the Torino International Book …

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Italy: Mafia CD not published due to fear of ban

12 September 2005

The CD ‘Songs of a Life of Crime’  has been released in Britain and other European countries, but it will not be available in its country of origin, Italy, because the producers are nervous of releasing it for fear of provoking an outcry or even of being banned. According to BBC’s arts correspondent Razia Iqbal, ‘Songs …

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Il Canto di Malavita: la Musica della Mafia

26 November 2001

Il Canto di Malavita: la Musica della Mafia It’s the kind of music you can imagine enjoying on a lazy summer’s afternoon in southern Italy. There are jangling tambourines and playful accordions, shimmering mandolins and a voice dripping with melancholy. It would be easy to drift off to sleep – …

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1700-1799 Europe, Russia

1 January 2001

1738–1788. Germany. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  Much of the music composed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was censored by Frederick the Great Source: en.wikipedia.org 1700s. Italy and Europe The Vatican banned public performances of opera, and also banned women from signing in performances. Cardinals who liked opera, such as Pietro …

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1950-2000 Europe, Russia

1 January 2001

1967. United Kingdom. Scott Walker Scott Walker’s cover of Jacques Brel’s song ‘Jacky’ is the first record to be banned by BBC Radio 1. 1967. Greece. Mikis Theodorakis The 1967 military coup in Greece led to the imprisonment and torture of internationally known singer Mikis Theodorakis. Eventually he was released …

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