In the session ‘STOP THIS FILTH: ARTISTS UNDER THREATS’, ex-singer Deeyah and actor Arshad Hussain testifies about serious threaths and an actual abduction, a reality faced by some performing artists due to social and cultural pressures in Afghanistan as well as Norway.
In this interview, Deeyah talks about how she became aware of Freemuse: “Freemuse were among the few groups of people that I came across, that genuinely understood what I was going through.”
Deeyah told the story of how her upbringing in a liberal music-loving home in Norway collided with her family background where it was not accepted for a woman to be a singer. “What is happening in Peshawar is also happening here”, she said.
|Please note: Deeyah’s contribution begins at 09:10 into the video.|
Information about this video clip
This video shows Session 2 on Day 2 of the conference ‘All that is Banned is desired’ held in Oslo, Norway, in October 2012.
Deeyah, Music Producer (Norway/UK)
Arshad Hussain, Actor and Culture Activist (Pakistan)
Ole Reitov, Programme Manager, Freemuse (Denmark)
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