Music Freedom Day 2013 was marked in 19 countries
On 3 March every year, Music Freedom Day celebrates freedom of musical expression world-wide. This year, on Sunday 3 March 2013 and in the days leading up to it, there were activities in countries such as Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, and Zimbabwe.
Focus: Mali’s musicians — and Russian Pussy Riot
In 2013, Mali was a focus area of the advocacy campaign. Festival au Désert in Mali received the Freemuse Award this year. Also, 4 March was the One Year “Shame Day” of the arrest of two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
Role of Freemuse
Music Freedom Day is an advocacy event — not for Freemuse, but for the persecuted musicians. Freemuse is not able to fund Music Freedom Day events but we are happy to advise and inspire you. The role of Freemuse is primarily to provide coordination, knowledge and awareness. For the 2013-event, published an in-depth report on the situation for persecuted musicians in Mali (see below).
Would you like to join?
Drop an e-mail to Music Freedom Day’s secretariat, (info AT musicfreedomday.org), when you have made up your mind and decided to join the event in 2014.
This website for Music Freedom Day is provided as a forum for the Music Freedom Day activists and organisers.
Cameroon: Music Freedom Day event in Garoua
Denmark: Workshops with rappers from Gaza, film from Turkey
Egypt: Conference and concerts
Germany: Radio WDR’s ‘5 Planeten’ highlights Mali music on Sunday
Holland: Music Freedom Day ‘wake-up call’
Hungary against music censorship
Italy: Leading independent radio station joins Music Freedom Day
Italy: Music Freedom Day of debates, week-long radio campaign
Norway to mark Music Freedom Day 2013: ‘Free the arts’
Pakistan: Event in Peshawar in Pakistan
Poland: Two hours of Music Freedom Night on Polskie Radio 2
Serbia: Radio show on Mali, music and freedom
Spain: Catalunya Radio marks Music Freedom Day for the sixth time
Spain: RTVE promotes Music Freedom Day
Sweden: SR P2 radio: attention on Music Freedom Day
United Kingdom: The Little Proms are supporting Music Freedom Day
Zimbabwe: Festival Event for Music Freedom Day in Harare
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