Here on Earth — Radio Without Borders, a one-hour live weekday global cultural affairs programme on Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasted a special feature programme about the album ‘Listen to the banned’ on 10 November 2010.
Host and author: Jean Feraca
Music is a powerful global language that speaks to all of us, regardless of social, political or religious divides. Yet censorship in music is alarmingly widespread. Deeyah, a courageous young musician and human rights activist, had to give up her own singing but keeps up the fight by making other voices heard. How many times have you listened to banned music?
In the programme Deeyah tells about her experiences of being attacked for singing, and Ole Reitov tells about several of the musicians featured on the CD and global music censorship. Music censorship in the US is also discussed.
Listen to the music of the album
The CD is published by the Norwegian music publisher Grappa:
Where to buy the CD
USA online sale
Norway online sale
Reviews and interviews
The Guardian – 5 December 2010:
B4U TV – 8 November 2010:
Global Voices – 28 September 2010:
Songlines Magazine – August / September 2010:
London Evening Standard – 6 August 2010:
Mixedworldmusic.com – August 2010:
Bergens Tidende in Norway – 31 March 2010:
1. World Music Charts Europe:
2. Spin the Globe:
Social and online media