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INSIGHT publication: Targeting the Arts 2015

18 May 2016

» Read on issuu.com Targeting the Arts Documenting incidents of censorship has never been enough. From the very beginning Freemuse has attempted to put censorship of music and arts into a larger context. In 2015 we introduced INSIGHT – a series of articles providing readers with analytical stories on censorship of …

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Freemuse report: Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali

28 February 2013

    ANDY MORGAN: ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’ In relationship to Music Freedom Day 2013, Freemuse publishes a very extensive documentation of how music has been affected in Mali.The 64-pages report, ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’, is written by Andy Morgan — one of UK’s most respected …

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Mali: What the musicians have to say

1 March 2013

Quotes from musicians and a festival organiser in Mali who were interviewed by Andy Morgan for the Freemuse report: ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’ Rokia Traore: “Under shari’a, it would mean that people like me could no longer live in Mali. Obviously, I’m a Muslim. I’ve always been a believer, …

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Recommended Mali music for airplay

1 March 2013

New CD in support of Mali musicians Freemuse has supported Clermont Music’s production of a new CD with music which was recorded at the Festival au Désert in Timbuktu, Mali. Clermont Music supports the mission of the Festival au Désert and manages and releases recordings primarily from the western Sahara …

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Holland: Music Freedom Day ‘wake-up call’

28 February 2013

On 13 February 2013 in Bimhuis, Amsterdam, the Dutch World Music Forum NL, a part of the World Blend Cafe, will organise a special Freemuse event on Mali. World Blend Cafe is an indepent platform for everybody and everything to do with world music in Holland. More information about the …

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Freemuse Award winner 2013: ‘Festival in the Desert’ in Mali

6 February 2013

“The Freemuse Award 2013 is given to ‘Festival au Désert’, which in spite of extreme Islamists’ attempts to silence all music in Mali, defends freedom of musical expression and struggles to continue keeping music alive in the region”, says Marie Korpe, Executive Director, Freemuse. From Bamako, Founder and Festival Director …

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Freemuse Award 2013: Ørkenfestivalen Festival au Désert

6 February 2013

Malis verdensberømte ørkenfestival ‘Festival au Désert’ modtager Freemuse Award 2013. “På trods af militante ekstremisters forsøg på at forbyde al form for musik i Mali har festivalen kæmpet videre for at holde musiklivet i Mali levende – og dermed forsvaret retten til musikalsk ytringsfrihed,” siger Marie Korpe, leder af Freemuse, …

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Music Freedom Day theme: Musicians in Mali

21 December 2012

Over 3,500 musicians are reported to have been seriously affected by the religious ban on music in northern Mali. Many have left the region in order to be able to continue their lives as musicians. On Music Freedom Day 3 March 2013, Mali will be a focus area of the …

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