Skip to comments.German music festival disinvites musician who endorsed BDS
Posted on 09/15/2018 10:33:51 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Organizers of a music festival in Düsseldorf, Germany, withdrew their invitation to composer and singer Brian Eno over his longtime involvement in attempts to boycott Israel, JTA reported on Friday.
Eno was slated to appear at the Electricity Conference festival in October, but last week he was among a group of artists who signed a letter urging a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest that will be held next year in Israel.
Festival organizer Rüdiger Esch told the Westdeutsche Zeitung that it was the only right decision to disinvite Eno because we dont want to invite anyone who supports activities against the State of Israel, even if you cannot agree with the current settlement policy.
Esch said he had visited Israel for five days and that personal experience had made him more aware of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS) directed at the country.
Organizers said Enos appearance had been planned since last November but his support for BDS had not been known to them.
Eno had been due to open an exhibit of his video paintings and lead a workshop at a local college, the newspaper reported. It also said that a large sponsor of the festival terminated its support because of Enos pro-BDS activity.
Eno has joined several BDS petitions in recent years, including the Artists Pledge for a cultural boycott of Israel that was launched in February 2015 by Artists for Palestine UK.
In 2016 he ordered an Israeli dance company to stop using his music at a dance festival in Italy...
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I can think of several British musicians who would likely support Oswald Mosley if he were still alive.
He’s a racist for sure!
Trump has certainly changed the dynamic. People can do the right thing now, with cover.
“video paintings” ??? Never heard of ‘em.
Me neither, but the closest I can imagine something of that description to be is what the late Bob Ross did.
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