Tagged: Musicians

Spotify’s Palestinian Launch Puts Local Artists On The Map News Roundup
Rami Ayyub & Lara Afghani, Reuters

Spotify’s Palestinian Launch Puts Local Artists On The Map

Palestinian musicians are fast reaping dividends from their presence on Spotify, which launched its internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week.

on December 3, 2018
Of Montreal Will No Longer Play at Meteor Festival in Israel News Roundup
Rania Aniftos, Billboard

Of Montreal Will No Longer Play at Meteor Festival in Israel

of Montreal has pulled out of Meteor Music Festival in Tel Aviv this weekend, citing the ongoing political unrest in Israel. In a statement posted to Facebook on Wednesday (Sept. 5), the band wrote, “We came to the realization that there is no actual appropriate move other than to cancel the show. Now is not the time for escapism and celebrations.

on September 6, 2018
Of Montreal, Shlohmo, Leon Vynehall, More Drop Out of Meteor Festival in Israel News Roundup
Noah Yoo, Pitchfork

Of Montreal, Shlohmo, Leon Vynehall, More Drop Out of Meteor Festival in Israel

Of Montreal are the latest act to drop out of the inaugural Meteor Festival in Israel. “Now is not the time for escapism and celebrations,” they wrote in the caption of an Instagram post announcing the cancelation.

on September 6, 2018
George Bisharat: Legal Scholar, Educator, and Blues Musician Palestinian-American Profiles
IMEU

George Bisharat: Legal Scholar, Educator, and Blues Musician

Reflecting on his career and writing, Bisharat explains, “Fighting injustice is what inspires me professionally, personally and creatively through my legal career, as an educator and as a musician.”

on July 10, 2018
Palestinian-American George Bisharat “Big Harp George” Releases Video for  “Alternative Facts” Palestinian-American Profiles
George Bisharat

Palestinian-American George Bisharat “Big Harp George” Releases Video for “Alternative Facts”

Palestinian-American law professor turned blues musician George Bisharat has a new album out on July 16. Taking the blues world by storm as Big Harp George, his latest record, Uptown Cool, is already creating a lot of buzz. Alternative Facts is the first video off the album, a biting parody about living in a post-truth world brought on by the Trump administration.

on July 2, 2018
Roger Waters Recites Palestinian Poem on Anti-Trump Song “Supremacy” News Roundup
Maggie Serota, SPIN

Roger Waters Recites Palestinian Poem on Anti-Trump Song “Supremacy”

Roger Waters teamed up with Palestinian band Le Trio Joubran to record “Supremacy,” a rebuke to the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and eventually move the U.S. embassy there. The move was considered a major setback to the Middle East peace process.

on March 14, 2018
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