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Spain: Row over canceling of Jewish US musician’s festival performance

25 August 2015

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 …

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Spain: RTVE promotes Music Freedom Day

28 February 2013

Lara Lopez will be doing her first contribution to the Music Freedom Day on 27 February 2013: “Y mañana hablaremos del Festival au Désert de Mali, que el día 3 de marzo recibirá el premio FreeMuse (Freedom of Musical Expression)” blog.rtve.es/laralopez/2013/02/festival-au-desert.html – which is also on Facebook.   Lara López …

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Spain: Catalunya Radio marks Music Freedom Day for the sixth time

28 February 2013

Sixth year in a row, Catalunya Radio is collaborating with Freemuse about making the annual Music Freedom Day into a successful, global event. “I hope that this day has a large global impact, and that musicians can feel more protected,” sayd Albert Reguant, Director of ‘Hidrogen’ of Catalunya Radio . …

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Spain: Sixth festival against censorship in northern Spain

1 November 2011

  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 cover of the programme Click on …

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Spain: Gilberto Gil joins Freemuse at festival against censorship

9 November 2009

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 exhibitions. Excerpt of the festival poster. …

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Spain: Bilbao festival against censorship

22 November 2008

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 in collaboration with Freemuse. …

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Spain: Guernica celebrated Freemuse in ‘Festival Against Censorship’

29 October 2007

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 from Nobel laureates, Shirin …

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Spain: Two weeks of festival against censorship

10 October 2007

‘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 October. Other highlights …

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Spain: Basque band in court for the lyrics of their songs

9 November 2006

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 six members of the Basque band Soziedad …

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Spain: Basque singer suffers from concert prohibitions

28 January 2004

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 …

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Spain: Censorship of Basque musicians

28 January 2004

Censorship in Spain Article from International Basque Organization For Human Rights Published January 2004   When we think of musical censorship in these modern times, it is usually totalitarian governments that come to mind as the instigators. Censorship of music and film rarely occurs in modern day Europe, right? Wrong. …

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Spain: Manu Chao cancels show over political flap

9 November 2003

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 Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, …

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Catalonia/Spain: Ojos de Brujo

26 August 2003

Max and Xavi, percussionists of Ojos de Brujo (Catalonia/Spain) was interviewed by Freemuse / Eric Silva Brenneman at Roskilde Festival, 26th of June 2003. Seldom do you hear of a band that throws Spanish Flamenco, Caribbean Cumbia, and Spanish Hip-Hop in a blender to produce a very unique and extremely …

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