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Music Freedom Day highlights 2017

Music Freedom Day once again took place globally on 3 March with the participation and mobilising of artists, broadcasters, cultural managers, journalists, activists, creative hubs, organisations and music lovers worldwide. Around the world, Music Freedom Day events took place in 23 countries. The focus for Music Freedom Day 2017 were women’s voices and the need […]

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 14:15 by Freemuse · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Thank you for joining MFD 2017

A big thank you to all who made Music Freedom Day 2017 such an outstanding success! We will be updating the media coverage and photos from all the events at www.musicfreedomday.org over the next week. In the meantime you can see the continually updated coverage from Music Freedom Day 2017 on storify.com We are now […]

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 11:28 by Freemuse · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Podcast: Spotlight on Saudi female artists

What’s it like to be a female artist in one of the world’s most conservative states? Today is Music Freedom Day, which makes a special focus on women performers and musicians and we therefore bring you this podcast by Big Hass, founder and radio host of Laish Hip Hop – Saudi’s First FM Hip Hop […]

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 22:40 by Freemuse · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Women artists speak out – Music Freedom Day 2017

In this four-minute video, women artists from different countries make statements about why Music Freedom Day is important to them – and how women’s space frequently is “compressed”, as Kenyan artist Valentine Zikki puts it. The video highlights the variety of colourful posters for the events. → See / share on youtube.com

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 14:15 by Freemuse · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Playing with the censors

The lyrics are not to be “political, controversial or sensitive” and no countries or persons should be named. This was the message sent to artist Hanna Cinthio a.k.a. Hanouneh when she was going to perform in Qatar. One of her songs – an empowering feminist anthem tackling patriarchal traditions, religious hypocrisy and sexual taboos – […]

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 10:49 by Freemuse · Permalink · Comments Closed
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