Saturday Art: Will 2014 Be the Watershed Year for Cultural Boycotts of Israel?

By: Saturday January 4, 2014 3:00 pm

On December 27th, Gaza’s University Teachers’ Association and the Gaza Palestinian Students for the Academic Boycott of Israel wrote to young Norwegian songwriter, Moddi, asking him to cancel his upcoming 2014 concert, in Tel Aviv on February 1st. Friday the young and rapidly upcoming artist responded, in a Facebook post that links to an article Jello Biafra wrote after he had cancelled an Israeli show, with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, back in 2011.

Alicia Keys Playing for Israel

By: Saturday July 6, 2013 11:30 am

As a musician, it was interesting to read about Alicia Keys and the controversy over her performance in Israel on July 4th. Numerous artists, activists and musicians urged her not to perform in Sun City because of Israel’s “apartheid” policies towards Palestinians. Keys refused to cancel and played regardless, saying to the New York Times that “[m]usic a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show.” The problem, however, is that Keys believes that by playing, everything will be solved the following day of her performance.

Late Late Night FDL: Mother

By: Sunday May 10, 2009 10:00 pm

Roger WatersMother.

What’s on your mind tonight?

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