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Roskilde Festival 2003, Damon Albarn on music censorship

26 August 2003

At the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Freemuse organized a press conference on freedom of musical expression, with Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Ty in the panel.


Excerpts from the conference (RealVideo):

  The panel
The panel – from left; Ty, Damon Albarn, Tony Allen, Katrine N. S


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1. SELF-CENSORSHIP/
MUSIC DURING WARTIME
9:46
“True censorship is something that we are not really aware of on a day-to-day basis; it’s something that’s inherent in the system”
 

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2. CORPORATE CONTROL 4:26
“The idea of music having to co-exist with corporate mentality is bullshit. It’ll kill music eventually”
 

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3. WHAT TO DO? 1:12
“What can you – the journalists – do? Because you hold the power too”
 

"Katrine

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4. FELA KUTI AND PRESENT TIME: CENSORSHIP IN AFRICA 4:40
“If we don’t deal with the problems here, they haven’t got a hope in hell back home”
“The only way you can attack this government and change things is through songs”

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Tony Allen – one of the fathers of AfroBeat and the powerhouse behind the late Fela Kuti
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