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Zimbabwe: Festival Event for Music Freedom Day in Harare

28 February 2013

An event with leading Zimbabwean artists, poets and bands will start in the evening on 2 March 2013 and continue into the early hours of the morning on Music Freedom Day, 3 March. Magamba partnering with Pamberi Trust organises an event at Book Cafe in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare featuring a …

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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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Tanzania: Banned musicians appear on Zanzibar festival

14 February 2013

This year, the Sauti za Busara festival, which begins today, focuses on freedom of musical expression. Tenth year in a row, the East African music festival again opens its stages for approximately 400 invited performers and an excited local as well as relatively large international audience. This year, the festival …

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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 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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Press release: Freemuse Award 2013 to Festival au Desert

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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Lauréat du Freemuse Award 2013 : Festival au Désert – Mali

6 February 2013

Le Freemuse Award est attribué à Festival au Désert qui s’efforce de maintenir en vie la musique au Mali. Ceci en dépit de menaces constantes émises par les extrémistes liés à Al-Qaïda installés dans la région depuis plus d’un an. Depuis Bamako, Manny Ansar, le fondateur et directeur du festival, …

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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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Film: Oscar nomination of ‘Sugar Man’ – the Freemuse connection

11 January 2013

The documentary film ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ – the amazing story of US singer Rodriguez, who was unaware that he was “world famous” in South Africa in the 1970s – has been nominated for an Oscar, the American award given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements.   Directed by Swedish …

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Mali: Music festival exiled to Burkina Faso

10 January 2013

Radio report from a music catastrophe area: The al-Qaida-linked militants in northern Mali have banned music of any kind, even cellphone ringtones, and have also put an end to the ‘Festival in the Desert’, which had been held for the past decade near Timbuktu. The festival will now transform into …

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