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10 August 2009

Willkommen in dem deutschen Sprachraum von Freemuse.org   Sänger und Musiker Ferhat Tunç aus Dersim in dem kurdischen Teil der Türkei redet über seine persönlichen Erfahrungen mit dem Verständnis von der Musik-Zensur in der Türkei. Weiteres über das Video-Interview hier       Wimpy Wasp Player   Flash Player upgrade …

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Denmark/Sweden/Germany: In court for selling Nazi music

18 November 2008

Two men were arrested in Denmark on 27 August 2008 for allegedly financing, commissioning and distributing recordings that have been deemed illegal because of their extremist content. The Danish Ministry of Justice said that one of the men is German and one is Danish.       Sources DW-world.de – …

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Turkey/Germany: Panel debate about Turkish censorship

8 April 2008

Protest singer Ferhat Tunç performed with his Kurdish songs and discussed music censorship in Berlin, Germany On 4 April 2008, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung organised a panel discussion with the title ‘Freedom of words – Art of Freedom’ (‘Freiheit des Wortes – Kunst der Freiheit / Sözün özgürlügü – Azadlıgın sanatı’) which …

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Germany/Denmark: Controversy around erotic drawing on vinyl cover

18 March 2008

The Danish psychedelic garage rock band Baby Woodrose recently experienced trouble in connection with the re-issuing of Blows Your Mind, their debut album originally released in 2001. The LP cover consists of artwork by Malleus – a drawing picturing a naked woman lying in water with a close view of …

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Germany: New archive of music which the Nazis silenced

29 February 2008

Centre for Ostracised Music aims to recover and revive the forbidden musical voices from the Nazi regime in Germany 70 years ago. Currently it holds 400 works of 50 ostracised composers, reports Deutche Welle.   The centre, Zentrum für Verfemte Musik, is based in Schwerin, a city in northern Germany, …

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Germany: Exhibition about East Europe’s censored rock music

11 October 2007

On 7 October 2007 the KLIPZENSORED exhibition opened in Berlin. It presents music clips and music-based video art that for various reasons weren’t shown or played in the former European East Bloc countries such as East Germany and Hungary. Many of the presented works in the exhibition are seldom seen …

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Germany/Russia: Was Hitler listening to ‘forbidden’ music?

9 August 2007

The newspaper International Herald Tribune reports that a record collection possibly belonging to Adolf Hitler has been found in Russia.   The nearly 100 records were stored in the attic of a former Soviet intelligence agent who recently died. The agent left a note behind him, saying that he took …

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Palestine/Germany: Bashar Shammout: Freemuse and the Middle East

15 March 2007

In this three minutes video interview, Bashar Shammout – who is a member of Freemuse’s executive committee – speaks about three important issues concerning music censorship in the Middle East: religion, politics, and the Israeli-Palestinean conflict. He also touches on how Freemuse works in the region.     Wimpy Wasp …

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Germany: Neo-Nazi rally for release of jailed musician

23 October 2006

On 21 October 2006 a group of 750 Neo-Nazis demonstrated in Berlin to demand the release of a jailed right-wing musician of the banned rock group Landser, reported several news agencies The neo-Nazis protested outside Tegel prison in northwestern Berlin where Michael Regener, former singer of the banned rock group …

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Germany: Cancelled Mozart opera show possibly reinstated

2 October 2006

The Berlin opera house which cancelled a Mozart opera show because of concern it could provoke violence by Muslims now says it might consider staging the production after all Michael Schindhelm, head of the foundation that oversees Berlin’s opera houses, told German radio that he is working with the Deutsche …

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