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Lebanon/France: Clotaire K

31 August 2006

Clotaire K was born in France by a Lebanese mother and an Egyptian father. He writes, arranges and records music, and in this interview, recorded while he visited Denmark to perform during the Images of the Middle East festival in 2006, he speaks about how he perceives music as a …

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Lebanon: Oath to Vanquish

8 July 2006

The Lebanese Death Metal trio Oath to Vanquish published their debut album on 25 July 2006 in Europe and USA, but not in their home country, Lebanon. In this video interview, recorded in Beirut on 8 July 2006, the two brothers Elias and Carlos, along with third member of the band, Cyril, explain …

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Lebanon: Xardas

8 July 2006

Xardas is a 24-year-old Lebanese composer of Dark Ambient music, based in Tripoli. In June 2006, 150 copies of his albums were confiscated, and he was warned by General Security that if they caught him with this type of music again, he would be imprisoned without trial. The interview was …

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Freedom of musical expression in the Middle East – report

6 June 2006

Marie Korpe (ed.) ’All that is Banned is Desired’ Conference on Freedom of Expression in Music, Beirut 2005Freemuse, Copenhagen, 2006 ISSN: 1601-2127 Read the report (in English language) Purchase printed version Read the report (in Arabic language)  There is an Arab saying ‘Kul Mamnou’ Marghoub.’ ‘All that is banned is …

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Beirut Conference 2005: Speech by Ali Abu Shadi

29 November 2005

Better the devil you know At the Freemuse conference on freedom of musical expression in Beriut, October 2005, Ali Abu Shadi spoke about his work as the chairman of the central Censorship Department in Egypt. “I accepted the job because I wanted to do something positive. I tried to change …

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Beirut Conference 2005: Speech by Mai Ghoussoub

29 November 2005

It is banned to ban Summary of Mai Ghoussoub’s speech at the Freemuse Conference in Beirut, 2005 “Censorship never works.” This was the overall message from Mai Ghoussoub at the Beirut conference on Freedom of Expression and Music in October, 2005. An absolute principle of her youth was the phrase …

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