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Freemuse Award 2009: video report and interview from Stockholm

7 March 2009

Sweden / USA: Freemuse Award to American singer Pete SeegerVideo report from the award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on 3 March 2009, where Pete Seeger’s grandson, Tao Rodríguez-Seeger, received the award on his behalfBy Mik Aidt     Wimpy Wasp Player   Flash Player upgrade required   Read about Pete …

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Freemuse Award 2009: video report and interview from Stockholm

7 March 2009

  Sweden / USA: Freemuse Award to American singer Pete SeegerVideo report from the award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on 3 March 2009, where Pete Seeger’s grandson, Tao Rodríguez-Seeger, received the award on his behalf By Mik Aidt     Wimpy Wasp Player   Flash Player upgrade required   Read …

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How Music Freedom Day 2009 was observed in Stockholm

4 March 2009

Two seminars and concert in Stockholm became a beautiful, yet serious and powerful manifestation for musicians’ human rights Click on the audio link on the right… and while you listen, take a look at the photos below. This will give you an idea of what the Freemuse award ceremony in …

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How Music Freedom Day 2009 was observed in Stockholm

4 March 2009

  Sweden: Advocating human rights for musiciansTwo seminars and concert in Stockholm became a beautiful, yet serious and powerful manifestation for musicians’ human rights Click on the audio link on the right… and while you listen, take a look at the photos below. This will give you an idea of …

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Music Freedom Day events in Sweden – 2009

3 March 2009

Concert event and seminars in Sweden on 3 March Artists from Turkey, Zimbabwe and Iran facing censorship join forces with Swedish Award Winner in a unique concert when Re:Orient in collaboration with Freemuse organise a concert and a seminar dedicated to freedom of expression for musicians and composers. In their …

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Music Freedom Day events in Sweden – 2009

3 March 2009

Music Freedom Day: Concert event and seminars in Sweden on 3 March Artists from Turkey, Zimbabwe and Iran facing censorship join forces with Swedish Award Winner in a unique concert when Re:Orient in collaboration with Freemuse organise a concert and a seminar dedicated to freedom of expression for musicians and …

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Sweden: Minister of Migration welcomes visa white paper

21 January 2009

“I believe the ‘white paper’ points its fingers at very essential problems such as lack of transparency and information,” said Tobias Billström, the Swedish Minister of Migration, in a live radio programme at the national Swedish Radio, SR, on 16 January 2009. In a discussion with report writer Ole Reitov, …

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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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Sweden: Teacher fired because of his music

27 June 2008

A school teacher in the small town Västervik was kicked out after only one week’s employment because the school found out that he played in a heavy metal band, reported the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation on 24 June 2008. The school headmaster, Sven Torstensson, did not approve of the song lyrics of the …

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Finland/Sweden/Norway: The destruction of a minority’s music culture

21 April 2008

As a comment to Freemuse’s interview with Sámi singer Marie Boine, ‘This music was from the devil’, the Finnish ethnomusicologist and musician Ilpo Saastamoinen shares his insight and personal experiences with the oppression and destruction of Sámi music culture. By Ilpo Saastamoinen In her interview, Marie Boine tells the truth. …

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