Listen To The Banned

Freemuse & Deeyah Present Listen To The BannedListen to the Banned is a CD produced by Deeyah and Ole Reitov of FREEMUSE, the only international organization dedicated to protecting musicians and composers’ right to freedom of expression. This critically acclaimed compilation features banned, censored, and imprisoned artists from Africa, Asia and The Middle East.

“This is a collection of songs from artists around the world who have faced censorship or had their music banned. These artists and others like them in the different corners of the world must have the right to exist and freely express their feelings and opinions through their art. We cannot allow our freedom of expression to be compromised. Music must not be silenced”. -- Deeyah

Listen To The Banned is a unique collection of contemporary songs by artists who have been censored, persecuted, taken to court, imprisoned and even tortured for a very simple reason – their music.

Music brings joy and gives a voice to the “voiceless” - a power that earns the condemnation of intolerant religious leaders and dictators alike.

Presented by Freemuse and Deeyah the compilation is a unique musical statement by artists who are united in one single, important issue – the protection of the freedom of musical expression, a freedom many take for granted.

LISTEN TO THE BANNED 2010 is the first in a series of forthcoming LISTEN TO THE BANNED album projects.



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