Freemuse stands in solidarity with artists and cultural actors in Afghanistan

8 September 2021

Artwork by Shamsia Hassani. Licensed: CC BY-SA 4.0. On 15 August 2021, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and occupied the Presidential Palace in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Four days later, they declared the creation of the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’.   In the wake of this change of the political regime, members of the …

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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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