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Argentina: German electronic band’s concert re-instated after appeal

12 December 2016

Authorities in Buenos Aires denied German electronic band Kraftwerk a permit for their performance scheduled for 23 November 2016 due to their use of synthesizers in their show; an instrument included in a judicial ban enacted earlier in the year on electronic festivals. A few days later, the concert’s promoters …

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Argentina: Filmmakers claim government censorship over Falklands film

1 November 2016

Screenwriter Ramón Garcés, along with producers of the short film ‘Entre dos mundos’ (Between two worlds), claimed they were victims of governmental censorship after the Malvinas Museum refused to screen their film about the social abandonment and lack of recognition suffered by Argentinian veterans who fought in the Falklands (Malvinas …

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Artist Alert: December 2013 and January 2014 | Article 19

14 February 2014

Newsletter from Article 19, published on article19.org on 12 February 2014: Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through which information and ideas are imparted and received. Artist Alert, launched by ARTICLE 19 in 2008, highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has …

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Artist Alert: June 2013 | Article 19

17 July 2013

Newsletter from Article 19, published at article19.org on 17 July 2013: Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through which information and ideas are imparted and received. Artist Alert, launched by ARTICLE 19 in 2008, highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has …

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Argentina: One of Latin America’s most admired folk singers murdered

12 July 2011

  The 74-year-old Argentine singer and novelist Facundo Cabral was killed when his car came under heavy fire from three carloads of gunmen on 9 July 2011. The murder has prompted expressions of anguish from across Latin America, reported the Associated Press. Speaking at a news conference along with Guatamala’s …

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Argentina and Uruguay: Miguel Angel Estrella

19 June 2007

This is the story of an Argentinean classical pianist who in the 1970s was blacklisted, threatened, arrested/kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured for his humanistic belief in making music accessible for everyone. By Kristina Funkeson, Freemuse   On 15 December 1977, the Argentinean musician Miguel Angel Estrella was kidnapped by armed individuals …

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Argentina: Karamelo Santo

26 August 2003

Pedro (lead vocals and percussion) of Karamelo Santo (Arg), interviewed by Freemuse / Eric Silva Brenneman at Roskilde Festival 27th of June 2003. Karamelo Santo, originally from Mendoza, Argentina, use a ska base for their musical fusion with politically critical messages concerning Argentina and the world.     Pedro, have …

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Argentina: Country profile

25 February 2002

Music censorship and restrictions in Argentina Excerpt from A Survey Of Censorship And Restrictions On Music In Spanish America by Jens Lohmann       Mercedes Sosa Introduction (excerpt) Through a most often violent history, free expression has been one of the most important victims of repression in the Latin …

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Argentina: Culture and the development of a lasting freedom

1 January 2001

Speech by Mr. Miguel Angel Estrella, at the 1st Freemuse World conference in 1998 Many artists and intellectuals throughout all times, believing that culture and art were a privileged way of transmitting aesthetic beauty, have asked themselves how to implicate their profession within the socio-political reality in which they lived. …

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