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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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Iran: World premiere of film about music censorship in Iran

4 May 2006

The documentary film on government censorship of music in Iran, ‘Sounds of Silence – Underground Music in Tehran’, had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, New York, on 26 April 2006 The documentary film by Amir Hamz and Mark Lazarz surveys Tehran’s rock and hip-hop scene, …

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The Rebel (Rebelle)

19 December 2005

  About the Algerian singer Lounès Matoub who was assassinated in 1998 Directed by Mokrane Hammar  70 minutes Algeria. 2005 Read more…  

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Sufi Soul

19 December 2005

  ‘The Mystic Music Of Islam’ — a documentary produced for British Channel 4. The Sufi voice is increasingly under challenge within the Muslim world and beyond… Directed by Simon Broughton 48 minutes Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco. 2005 Read more…  

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