7 April 2010

Sorted alphabetical by author’s first name: Somalia: Music ban on radio stations was expected On 3 April 2010, the commander for Hisbul Islam in Mogadishu issued a 10-day ultimatum to radio stations to stop broadcasting music or face Sharia-based penalties By Abdulkadir M. Wa’ays 07 April 2010 Somalia: Music suppressor …

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UK/Chile: Concert to commemorate singer Victor Jara

11 November 2009

To commemorate the Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara who was killed on 16 September 1973, a concert entitled ‘Last Words of Victor Jara’ is performed by pianist Steve Tromans and his band in Birmingham on 11 November 2009. The concert consists of a series of interlinked compositions dedicated to the message …

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Chile: Ex-soldier confessed to shooting singer Victor Jara

8 June 2009

On 26 May 2009 a former army conscript, José Adolfo Paredes Márquez, confessed his involvement in the assassination of the popular folk singer Victor Jara — 35 years after the torture and murder of the renowned Chilean folk singer 54-year-old ex-soldier José Adolfo Paredes Márquez was charged over the killing …

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Chile: New evidence lead to reopening of Victor Jara case

4 June 2008

of Victor Jara’s murder caseOn 3 June 2008 a Chilean judge reopened the murder case of folk singer Victor Jara, who was tortured and killed in 1973, reported Reuters from Santiago. Judge Juan Eduardo Fuentes reversed his decision of three weeks ago to close the investigation of how the renowned …

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Chile: Colonel charged with the murder of musician Victor Jara

19 May 2008

35 years after the torture and murder of the renowned Chilean folk singer and composer Victor Jara, a retired army colonel has been charged with the killing, reported the Associated Press Judge Juan Fuentes has ended an investigation and charged the retired colonel Mario Manriquez in the case, saying the …

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Chile: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Chile Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Victor Jara (1932-1973) – his murder transformed his music into a symbol of struggle against repression across Latin America   Introduction (excerpt) Through a most …

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1960s Latin America, Caribbean

1 January 2001

1960s. Brazil. Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso The Brazilian military coup of 1964 ushered in 20 years of military rule and, with it, strict censorship of broadcast music – and especially of Musica Popular Brasileira. Numerous musicians during that period spent time in exile, including Chico Buarque, Gilberto …

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