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Venezulea: Reggae singer Onechot shot in the head

1 March 2012

  On the night of 27 February 2012, on returning to pick up some of his recorded material, the reggae singer Onechot (real name: Juan David Chacón) was attacked by a group of criminals who shot him, wounding him in the head, reported Global Voices. The following day, 28 February, …

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Venezuela: Reggae artist defies government ban on violent images

24 August 2010

Venezuelan authorities are set to launch an investigation into a newly released music video called ‘Rotten Town’ by reggae artist Onechot that depicts the current state of violence in the country. The video was released at a public event on 17 August 2010, only a few days after Venezuelan president Hugo …

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Venezuela: Celebrities support Spanish pop star

18 February 2008

More than 100 celebrities signed a letter protesting Venezuela’s decision to cancel Alejandro Sanz’s concert planned for 14 February 2008. ‘The cancellation of the concert smacked of censorship’, stated the Latin Grammy music awards organisation. Grammy-winning Alejandro Sanz is one of Latin America’s most popular singers. However, he has not …

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Venezuela: Spanish singer banned from state-owned stadium

19 October 2007

According to the web sites of American Fox News and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz was banned from performing in a state-controlled stadium in Venezuela. About 15,000 tickets were already sold when the Higher Education Minister Luis Acuna announced that Alejandro Sanz would not be allowed …

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Venezuela

2 January 2000

Manu Chao cancels shows over political flap 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 …

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