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Payman Abdali

2 January 2000

Censorship threatens future musicians Thomas Mapfumo and Freemuse executive director Marie Korpe interviewed by BBC at the launch of ‘Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today’ BBC interview Mapfumo and Korpe at the launch of ‘Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today’, 18 May 2004, SOAS, University of London.

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Brazil

2 January 2000

DJ Jerry Bonham (US) was interviewed by Jacob Valdemar/Freemuse at Roskilde Festival, July 2001.

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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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Salman Ahmad

2 January 2000

“Anti-police” rap cd targeted in Arizona A US County Sheriff has asked Tower Records to remove from its shelves a locally produced rap CD that contains anti-police lyrics and a raunchy drawing of the sheriff. According to a Tower Records spokesperson: “We really believe in the First Amendment (..) But …

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Aynur Dogan

2 January 2000

THE USA GOVERNMENT: ARBITER OR CATALYST FOR THE ARTS? By Ms. Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, Ph.D. Executive Director, Music Research Institute & Publisher, MRI Press Point Richmond, CA USA An investigation of how music politics is formed in a country without a Ministry of Arts, but with lots of powerful interest …

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Krama

2 January 2000

Part I What can you tell us about music censorship in Nigeria?

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BAÂZIZ (Abdelazziz Bekhti)

2 January 2000

What would you like to search for? • List of all artists who are featured or portrayed on freemuse.org • Artists on censorship – exclusive audio/video interviews: see and hear artists’ views about and experiences with music and censorship • Non-artists on censorship – audio/video interviews with academics, experts and directors about music and censorship • Prominent artists …

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REGION: ASIA

2 January 2000

Africa, Asia, Australia / Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America

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Macedonia

2 January 2000

Imagine the world without music. Or imagine a world where we are told what to play, what to sing and even what we may listen to in the privacy of our own homes. That world already exists. In more countries that you might imagine, musicians and composers are under threat. …

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