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Khoshnawaz brothers keep Herat’s music alive

10 November 2001

The Khoshnawaz brothers, Herat’s folk musicians who used to perform at weddings, have been exiled to Iran. Five generations of folk music in their family, the brothers only know their rubab, tabla and harmonium. They sing to survive. The independent Afghan culture magazine Lemar – Aftaab has interviewed the three …

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Middle East, North Africa

18 March 2001

 Freemusepedia main page Spirit of Wikipedia: Continously under construction This ‘Freemusepedia’ is based on information from Freemuse’s publications. Thanks to continued contributions from our readers, it keeps being updated, expanded and improved. If you have additional information to contribute, or wish to make a correction, please contact us.   For more …

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Sudan: Can’t dance / won’t dance?

1 January 2001

Speech by Mr. Peter Verney from Sudan Update, held at the 1st Freemuse World conference in 1998 In the 1980s, I used to take a mobile disco around the shanty areas of Khartoum – until 1989, when the security police of the National Islamic Front (NIF) came and took it …

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Western Sahara

2 January 2000

Western Sahara is a territory of North Africa – one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. It has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since the 1960s when it was a Spanish colony. The Kingdom of Morocco and the …

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Arya Aramnejad

2 January 2000

Arya Aramnejad is an Iranian singer from Babol in the northern part of Iran. He became famous for his song ‘Ali Barkhiz’ where he denounces the Islamic regime’s crimes during the 2009 Ashura protests. After this, he has been imprisoned several times. 

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Afghanistan

2 January 2000

Sorted according to date:   Norway/UK: “My first love was always music” Interview with Deeyah and video clip of the session ‘STOP THIS FILTH: ARTISTS UNDER THREATS’ at the conference ‘All that is Banned is desired’. 14 December 2012   Afghanistan: Religious leaders stopped ‘immoral’ eid celebration concert An eid …

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Falak

2 January 2000

Pakistan: Music video about 9/11 censored The Pakistani-Canadian rock group Falak has been blacklisted on MTV Pakistan. Their song ‘Yadein II’ is deemed too controversial because of its 9/11 images 21 February 2007

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TÜRKÇE

1 January 2000

Hoşgeldiniz freemuse.org ve Türkçe dil bölümüne   Müzik sansürü. Antik Yunan döneminden beri varolageldi. Eflatun “iyi” ve “kötü” Müziği ayirarak, ““kötü” olanin – halk “iyi hayat” tan saptirma potansiyeline sahip olduğu için- denetlenmesi veya yasaklanmasini ötnerdi. Bugü ise müsiğe uygulanan sansür daha karmaşik. Müziğin aktif sansürcüleri hürkümetleri, dinler, eğitim sistemleri, …

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