Activities on Music Freedom Day 2012
MUSIC FREEDOM DAY 2012 IS MARKED IN 22 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WORLD-WIDE:
[EVENT] At the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, staff and students of the school organise the following activities:
- Open discussion with the students and teachers and guest about the “Music Freedom in Afghanistan”. Testimonials, recordings, and pictures.
- Mini-concert performed by Afghanistan National Institute of Music students. Presentation of the Girls Ensemble of ANIM.
- “Kabul Story Teller” workshop – a project who combines Afghan traditional stories of Afghanistan, music and paintings created by the participants of the workshop.
[RADIO] Planeta Musical Sur which is broadcast by Radio Calf University in Neuquen, Argentina, dedicates its 3 March issue to Music Freedom Day. It will be broadcast on Saturday from 19 to 20 pm and can be heard online here:
[EVENT] Arterial Network organises a live concert and a round table with artists, cultural activists and journalists around the topic of freedom of artistic expression and music censorship.
[RADIO] Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s Shaheen Buneri plans to produce a special report for RFE/RL Mashaal Radio on Music Freedom Day.
[CONCERT EVENT] ‘Release the music’: concerts and CD release party.
On Saturday 3 March, the locals of Copenhagen will have the opportunity to participate in – and celebrate – Music Freedom Day in Nørrebrohallen.
Bazar Music Shop publishes a new compilation album on the day with young rap artists from Copenhagen’s hip-hop environment. An album of this kind which in certain countries could result in persecution, imprisonment, torture or murder.
The evening will feature approximately 20 rap concerts with, among others Blac Toros Click (Sultan), Valiki, Lagix, Ethanol, Khani, Faraz, Alx, Feras, B-Royal, Zeshan, Malik Big Brother, Fabeldyrt, Frank Godfellas, and Elias, while Pato and DJ Jason Whut glue the festival together with alternative rap and hip-hop from all over the world.
Admission: DKK 30.
Time: 5 pm to 10 pm.
Place: Nørrebrohallen, Mimersgade 69, 2200 Copenhagen N
• Facebook page for the event
[SEMINAR EVENT] 1) Music Freedom Day seminar on 3 March
12 noon: Introducing Freemuse live via skype from Denmark: Programme Manager Mr. Ole Reitov, followed by Ramy Essam on Freemuse Awards, Abazar Hamid on Music Freedom Day and Nada Sabet on music groups in Cairo.
1 pm: Discussion on the right to freedom of expression for the music industry
2 pm: Line up of musical performances, see below
[CONCERT EVENT] 2) Music Freedom Day event: ‘Alfan Midan’
Many artists and bands are confirming to be willing to perform at the Alfan Midan March event which will be held on Music Freedom day, 3 March, starting from 2 pm. Among them are:
• Ramy Essam
• Abazar Hamid and Hope Choir
• Dina el Wadidi
[MEDIA EVENT] 3) TV-programme and interview on 25 Jan TV Channel
25 Jan TV started filming a documentary film about the Sudanese Abazar Hamid’s story as an exiled musician in Egypt, and they are documenting the preparations to Music Freedom Dday 2012, focusing on the Hope Choir rehearsals. The programme will be aired on 3 March 2012 among a series of special programmes about the Music Freedom Day 2012 in Cairo.
[RADIO] Radio Flora will join Music Freedom Day 2012 again with a special programme on 3 March at 10 p.m., and possibly more.
Livestream on www.radioflora.de
[CONCERT EVENT] Organisers in Ghana are planning a simple, small programme. The Music Union of Ghana might possibly collaborate. More information later on.
[EVENT] Music Freedom Day Budapest 2012 at Bakelit Multi Art Center on 3 March 2012 from 11am to 02am
Bakelit MAC organizes a whole day full of music, dance, theatre, film and open discussions raising attention to music censorship and artist discrimination. Moreover the event will highlight gentle and loveable ways of intercontinental cooperations from Africa to Transylvania.
- Romano Glaszo (gipsy folk band)
- Downtown Budapest Percussion Group
- Hanem (tango)
- Drama Sutra (theatre/drama music)
- Choir and Chamber Orchestra of Vörösmarty Secondary School (classical and modern music)
- Moldva Chango Folk Band (Transylvanian music)
- Budapest DC (rock)
- 911Q3 (alternative experimental modern music) – album release concert!
- Paddy At The Gas Station (world music, with Irish folk musician)
- Vacuum (modern acoustic band)
- Bongo Man (authentic African folk music with African musicians)
- Bongo Man African dance classes
- Buda Folk Band/ Flame of Fire band with dance
- Theatre/drama music training by Gábor Pap
- Sound studio training, workshop, and interactive lesson at Bakelit Sound Studio with formerly taken music videos as well by Dávid Sólyom
- Trainingspot Company music & theatre
- Márta Ladjánszki: Margo&Barbida (duet)
- African choreographer Omotunde Komolafe leads two dancers (duet of an African and a Hungarian dancer)
‘Democracy of Sound’
Péter Molnár (university professor, anti-racist activist, he just launched a book in New York, title: Speech of Hate), Katalin Szalay (music composer), Lídia Nádori (literature translator), Balázs Wizner (musician), Gábor Pap (music composer, musician, creative music teacher, critic, director, theatre man), Márta Ladjánszki (head of L1danceFest and art director of L1 Contemporary Dance Association, contemporary dance choreographer ), Zsolt Varga (president of L1 Contemporary Dance Association, music composer, musician), Omotunde Komolafe (musician, dance teacher, stylist, main organizer of a Sziget Festival’s Afrika Village, founder of African-Hungarian Association)
[NATIONAL RADIO EVENT] Again this year, Hibrido Radio in Italy will mark the Music Freedom Day on 3 March with an amazing amount of research and debate.
The radio will present testimonials about censorship by independent artists from Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela and Italy (and more) will these testimonials will be broadcasted during the whole week up to 3 March. Also:
• Hibrido’s leading radio show called Hibrido (in Spanish language) by Andres Moncada (Mexico City) will present a special about the Music Freedom Day on Thursday 1 March 2012 and on Saturday 3 March.
• The Skankaround radio show will do the same with a special focus on reggae music scenario.
• On Wednesday 29 February as well as on Saturday 3 March, Camper radio show in Italian language by Francesco Quero (Italy) will present a special radio show about the Music Freedom Day with interviews with Italian artists about music freedom and censorship.
• On Wednesday 29 February and Friday 2 March Radio Hibrido will put on air a one hour and 30 minutes special about censored authors, combined with music from the Freemuse Compilation CDs. In the jingles of the station, Hibrido will invite to visit the musicfreedomday.org and freemuse.org web pages and get more informations about these compilations.
• In Bologna, Bo Ground – a musical association for local underground music – and Hibrido Radio – an international association for the promotion of music – will join the initiative and, together, will create two days of debates and concerts for the right to freely diffuse ideas, words, sounds and people .
The debates will be video streamed on the home page of Hibrido Radio, www.hibridoradio.com
This is the programme for the two days:
Saturday 3 March:
6 PM: Round table with musicians and musical operators debate freedom and censorship in the musical world. Artists and musicians from Bologna area will join.
Coordinated and moderated by Cinzia Martelli (Hibrido Radio) and Chiara Stefani (Bo Ground).
9 PM: Concerts of local emerging rock bands – coordinated by Bo Ground Association
Sunday 4 March:
6 PM: Round tables on the topic: ‘Freedom and Censorship in the radio and medias world’.
Featuring radio operators from independent radios and medias from Bologna area.
Coordinated and moderated by Cinzia Martelli (Hibrido Radio) and Chiara Stefani (Bo Ground).
9 PM: Concerts of emerging rock bands – coordinated by Bo Ground Association
The event is created in collaboration with Centro Katia Bertasi.
News about the Music Freedom Day initiatives and Freemuse in Hibrido can be found at the radios’ website on www.hibridoradio.com and on the website of the cultural association which is behind the radio, www.hibridonet.com
RURAL AREAS OUTSIDE OF AMMAN
[CONCERT EVENT] Ahmad Zatari once again organizes the People’s Choir. The event will be produced and performed in the rural areas outside the capital Amman. Ahmad Zatari is also planning a tour in some cities. More information later on.
[SEMINAR - FILM SCREENING - PERFORMANCE] On Saturday 3 March Tropentheater in Amsterdam presents a program to ask international attention for Music Freedom Day. In the afternoon from 2 PM onwards there will be a discussion about the Internet paradox of censorship in music, and a performance by the Tibetan singer Namgyal Lhamo. The film ‘Tibet in Song’ by Ngawang Choephel will be shown in the evening, starting at 7:30 PM.
Royal Tropical Institute in Linnaeusstraat: tropentheater.nl
[RADIO] In NRK – the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation – the programme Jungeltelegrafen features an interview with Amel Mathlouti from Tunisia and Eric Wainaina from Kenya on the occasion of Music Freedom Day, and they play music from Ferhat Tunc’s new album which is launched on 2 March.
[CONCERT] Turkish-Kurdish singer Ferhat Tunc performs in Oslo in Kulturkirken Jakob on 3 March 2012, organized by Kirkelig Kulturverksted.
Read more: kkv.no/en/Music/Utgivelser/2012/Ferhat-Tunc
[EVENT] ‘Music will not be silenced’
The Institute for Preservation of Art and Culture (IPAC), Folklore Society of Pakistan and Lok Virsa invite to a concert to celebrate the Music Freedom Day in Islamabad.
This concert is a rare treat for music enthusiasts as we take you on a musical journey that includes folk tunes from the wild west frontiers of Pakistan, the vast wildernesses of Tibet and Mongolia, the sublime Jazz groves of North America and the melodic brilliance of the Indian Subcontinent.
Featuring artists: Taimur Khan on Sarangi, Farhan Bogra on Rabab and Sarfaraz Anwar on Tabla. Visiting musicians from abroad include the Chinese folk singer Zhang Mi and Canadian Jazz musicians Gerald Sholomenko and James Stevens.
Venue: Media Center Auditorium, Lok Virsa Complex, Islamabad.
Setting: Indoor, Casual, floor seating.
Timing: Saturday the 3rd of March. Gates will open at 6:00pm; event will start at 6:30pm sharp.
Contribution: Rs. 1,000 regular, Rs. 600 for students with valid student ID cards, free entry for accompanying infants.
Please note: Due to limited seating capacity it is requested to kindly get your tickets in advance!
Advance tickets available at: Kuch Khaas, H#1, St.#1, Main Margalla Road, Opposite trail 3, F-6/3, Islamabad
Official Radio Partners: City FM 89
Event web link: facebook.com/events/304651262931431
Suvastu Art & Culture Association (SACA) Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa is going to mark Music Freedom Day 2012 by arranging music concert in District Swat of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa in Pakistan. This area has been hit by man made and natural disasters. Some of the local artists and musicians have been killed while most of the musicians were displaced. The militancy in the area and government operation against the non state actors have created hurdles for local musicians.
The purpose of the celebration is to reactivate the local music and musicians.
Suvastu Art & Culture Association, with the financial support from Swat Participatory Council (www.spcswat.org) will arrange music concert on 3 March 2012. Apart from others, local journalists, legislators, social and political activists have been invited to the concert. During the concert, SACA will highlight the role of music in peace building globally.
Culture Journalists Forum, BKTEF, TDK and Khyberwatch have planned a walk-and-sit in the Peshawar Press Club.
[DJ SHOW] 16h-17h: DJ Zee Master, DJ Dafleks, DJ Spapi
[SEMINAR] 17h-19h: Conference Animee par Keyti: Musique et Liberte d‘Expression au Senegal
[FILM] 19h-20h: Projection de Film avec Nomadic Wax
‘Democracy in Dakar’
[CONCERT] 20h-23h: Concert de Hip Hop
• Tigrim Bi
• 5 Kiem
• Baatsen Fune
• Syndikate 21
• Alien Zik
• Sen Kumpe
Entree gratuite / free entry
The event is organized by Africulturban.
Infoline: 33 853 24 22
[EVENTS] 2 March: Concert with Afro Combo Dance Band at 7:00 pm to midnight at China Friendship House. Interview with the Afro Combo Dance Band on views on the state of music and freedom of expression in Sierra Leone.
3 March: Seminar at Culture Radio House at 10 am.
Speakers: President of the Sierra Leone All Stars Association.
Contributions: Artists views on music censorship. Presentation of songs which have been subject to censorship.
[RADIO] 2 March: Radio program on music censorship in Culture Radio.
Several radio stations will report on the events: Culture Radio, Free Radio, Universal Radio, and Star Radio.
SPAIN – CATALONIA
[RADIO] At Radio Catalunya, ICat FM, the radio programme ‘Hidrogen’ marks the international Music Freedom Day in its fifth consecutive year of supporting the event. Hydrogen defends the right of freedom of musical expression with a special programme broadcast on Sunday 26 February at midnight featuring a selection of musical artists who have suffered or suffer censorship of their works, who have been exiled or who are victims of the silence of the media in their respective countries.
The programme is produced and presented by Albert Reguant.
[EVENT] At Konstepidemin Music Freedom Day will be marked for the second time:
• “Jag var på besök i världen” (“I Visited the World”) – Singing string quartet Stråf meets Gothenburg composer Stefan Forssén and Estonian National Poet Doris Kareva. A poetic concert, an experience somewhere in the space between jazz, folk and contemporary music.
• Lilla Änglaspel – Thomas Jäderlund, saxophone and Stefan Forssén, piano improvise freely over evergreens, operetta songs and Forssén originals. Spontaneous singing might occur too.
Konstepidemin, Paviljong 8 at 6 pm.
More info at www.konstepidemin.se
[EVENT] Band Doomdogs performs in Gothenburg in the evening on Music Freedom Day and have decided to dedicate their entire concert to Music Freedom Day.
[RADIO EVENT] Theme on Swedish Radio P2
On 27 February, Monday in the week leading up to Music Freedom Day, the national Swedish radio channel P2 broadcasted a theme program about music and commitment, with reference to the Music Freedom Day on 3 March and asking listeners to think ahead and continue to select music on this basis. There will be a final in the programme Önska on P2 on Saturday 3 March.
Mitt i musiken
Also during the week, the programme Mitt i musiken will highlight a number of current examples of music and freedom of expression.
Music Freedom Day theme day on Saturday 3 March:
Classical Saturday Morning on P2 with Eva Sjöstrand
“Only in freedom” is a motto for the programme after Margareta Melin’s poem set to music by Elise Einarsdotter: “Only in freedom my bird will sing…” So many have sung and dreamed of freedom and sung themselves to that, such as the Estonians and Latvians. A composer whose music will be played is Latvian Peteris Vasks, others are David Diamond and Lars Gullin. After this extra-long classical morning on P2, listeners will be familiar with the meaning of the Latin prayer Dona Nobis Pacem.
On this day, Felicia will play songs about the little man’s struggle against power and authority. The programme features an interview from Paris with the Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi who has become a symbol of the Arab spring. In the midst of the revolution in Tunisia, she stood up in the crowd among armed soldiers and sang. Felicia is loaded with songs from different eras, songs for democracy, freedom and justice.
P2 Live Classical
P2 Live Classical will broadcast a programme called ‘Music Freedom Day – When the truth is called a lie’. Can a poem or a piece of music change consciousness of the world we live in? What does a totalitarian state do for an artist?
Based on two great artists’ life stories during the worst period of Stalinism in the Soviet Union, the programme reports on artists’ attempt to be honest in a time when truth was called a lie.
By Lars Jonsson, presentation and piano, Margareta Hallin, recitation, Yevgeny Popov and Yevgeny Zhuk, violin, Madeleine Przybyl, viola, and Vache Bagratuni, cello. Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
The first Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor (1960).
The second Anna Akhmatova: Requiem (Poetry collection dedicated to the victims of Stalinism).
The third Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor (1936).
In the evening
it is time for the opera and what could be better than Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” in a live broadcast from the Metropolitan in New York.
P2 will end the evening with works by Karel Husa (Music for Prague 1968), Veijo Tormis (Iron curse) and the Chinese composer Chen Yi who grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution.
[CONFERENCE EVENT] Freedom to Create – Freedom to Communicate – Freedom to Participate – A Symposium by the InterMusic Center, Maha Chulalongkorn Building at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Theme Art and Access: Exploring – Promoting – Creating
Exploring Art for Social Change, Art for Citizenship Education, Art Activities for Children and Elderly.
Art in Hospitals, and Art in Prisons.
Promoting Freedom of Artistic Expression. Social Inclusion through the Arts. Art Education for Cultural Continuity, and Art in Public Spaces.
Creating New Art Avenues, New Meeting Places, New Opportunities for Arts Education, and Art for All.
Languages: English and Thai.
Abstracts or proposals for participation should be sent before January 7, 2012 to Kjell Skyllstad – e-mail: kmskylls (a) yahoo.com
No registration fee. Free lunch and coffee breaks.
Print / download programme in PDF-format: Art and Access Conference Programme
[RADIO] Ulfah Arts & Media will produce a 24 hour live broadcast on their youth-led radio station – www.radioy.co.uk. They did the same last year. Jay Alom, James Levett and Shaun Baxter will be leading on the broadcast.
www.ulfaharts.co.uk – www.radioyouthology.net
Facebook 1: www.facebook/ulfaharts
Facebook 2: www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Youthology
[RADIO] Resonance 104.4FM
DJ Fari Bradley and Free Lab Radio will again this year dedicate an hour’s radio show to Music Freedom Day on Saturday 3 March 11pm-midnight, on Resonance 104.4FM. Twice nominated for a Sony Award, Resonance104.4fm is the world’s first art-music radio station, established by London Musicians’ Collective in 2002. Although on a community licence, Resonance 104.4FM has gained cult status and has as many listeners online as some national BBC stations.
[CONCERT EVENT] In New York City, at Impossible Music Session 5 in Brooklyn, an international ensemble will perform the music of Arya Aramnejad, an Iranian pop singer currently being held by the Iranian authorities because of his vocal support of the Green Movement.
The Impossible Music Sessions were launched on Music Freedom Day in 2010 and feature the music of an artist who cannot be there.
Read more: www.impossiblemusic.org/session-5.html
[FESTIVAL EVENT] In the township of Glen Norah, Music Freedom Day will be marked with a five-hour festival featuring great socially and politically conscious hip-hop and spoken word acts of Zimbabwe, including:
• Mojo Menace
• San Sebb
• T Shoc
• Nu Alliance
…And many more.
Glen View 3, running from 3pm to 8pm.
500 people are expected to attend.
Organized by Magamba Cultural Activist Network and Comrade Fatso.
On Music Freedom Day, Radio Zicora broadcasts a programme with interviews with Bulawayo artists on how music censorship affects them. They hope to have interviews with artists whose music was banned on Zim radio and talk to stake holders in the music industry.
Zicora broadcasts on 5890 khz shortwave between 6-7pm. They are also going to have the programme distributed as a podcast on www.zicora.com.
Norwegian-Pakistani singer Deeyah who is based in the US will be officially launching the Fuuse Mousiqi website in celebration of Music Freedom Day on 3 March: www.fuuse-mousiqi.com
SPECIAL REPORTS FOR THE DAY
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