Organised by MusicForce in collaboration with Freemuse the opening concert on 3 March featured Dutch rapper Brainpower and the Iranian band Take It Easy Hospital, who are also the main characters of the road movie `No One Knows About Persian Cats´
The events were opened by Dutch Human Rights Ambassador, Mr. Arjan Hamburger, who strongly defended the rights to freedom of musical expression and talked about the important role that musicians can play.
Directed by Bahman Ghobadi the film about Tehran’s underground musicscene, `No one knows about Persian casts’ is featured in the forthcoming Human Rights Watch film festival, which opens in London on 17 March 2010.
See trailer of film and pictures from the event at musicfreedomday.nl/index.php?D=2
‘Regimes fear content’ – Speech by Arjan Hamburger