Let Women Sing

21 July 2017

In 2017, Freemuse began its Let Women Sing campaign, shining a spotlight on female artists, who face some very violent and direct censorship restrictions globally. The right to perform at a festival isn’t the same for everyone. In some countries, female musicians are censored, attacked, threatened or even killed, simply …

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Afghan Star

19 December 2016

Afghan Star   A Channel 4 Documentary Foundation production in association with Tolo TV Directed by Havana Marking With the singers Setara Hussainzada, Rafi Nabaazda, Hameed Sahkizada, Lima Sahar, Daoud Sediqi In English, Dari and Pashtun with English subtitles. Running time: 88 minutes Distributor: Zeitgeist Films Film website: Afghanistan. 2008 …

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Afghanistan: Kandahar authorities ban broadcast of songs by women

26 May 2016

Local Ministry of Information and Culture authorities in the southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan have banned women’s songs from being broadcast across local media, directly affecting the 11 radio stations in operation in the area, reported Afghanistan’s TOLONews on 23 May 2016. Head of Wranga Radio in Kandahar told TOLONews …

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26 March 2015

A list of films and documentaries relating to music and music censorship Last updated on 26 March 2015     Please note that only few of the film titles listed below are about ‘music censorship’ as the only topic. In numerous cases, coverage and story telling about music censorship and …

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Afghanistan: Performance artist receives death threats

18 March 2015

27-year-old Kubra Khademi’s street performance stunt protesting against sexual harassment lasted less than 10 minutes, but pictures soon ricocheted around social media, drawing anger and death threats – genuine worries in a country where women have been murdered for working as news anchors, actors and singers. She has now gone …

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