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Welcoming Tito Valery as the first AR-Resident at Wysing Arts Centre!

We are exceedingly pleased to announce Tito Valery’s arrival as the first AR-Resident at Wysing Arts Centre, in the vicinity of Cambridge, UK. Tito Valery is a internationally renowned radio, TV and media personality, as well as a photographer and … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Galal El-Bejairy’s sentencing by Military Courts delayed to June 27th

URGENT UPDATE: Galal El-Bejairy’s sentencing by Military Courts has been delayed to June 27th SIGN THE APPEAL – #FREEGALAL!

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Breaking: Galal El-Behairy’s sentencing by Military Court delayed to May 16

Breaking: Galal El-Behairy’s sentencing by Military Court delayed to May 16 SIGN THE PETITION TO #FREEGALAL!  

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#FreeGalal – International Music Council released a statement to not penalise Ramy Essam and Galal El-Behairy

#FreeGalal International Music Council strongly urges decision-makers to not penalise IMC Music Rights Champion Ramy Essam or Galal El-Behairy for a song, lyrics or video created. #FiveMusicRights #FreeGalal#PrisonersofBalaha #Artistsatrisk #FreeMuse Suomen musiikkineuvostoSafemuse     Source: Intenrnational Music Council IMC statement … Continue reading

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#Free Galal – (Interview in Finnish) Johanna Sillanpää of Finnish PEN, talking about musician Ramy Esssam and poet Galal-El-Behairy from Egypt.

#FreeGalal! Artists at Risk continues the campaign to release Galal El-Behairy from Egyptian prison. Suomen Pen Finnish Pen has been an active partner. Listen to the interview with Johanna Sillanpää of Finnish PEN, talking about musician Ramy Esssam and poet … Continue reading

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URGENT UPDATE: Galal El-Behairy to be sentenced in Military Court, May 16.

Read the Artists at Risk (AR) International Appeal to #FreeGalal  With no forewarning, the Egyptian Military Court let it be known that Galal El-Behairy will be sentenced on May 16. This may be more threatening to his life and well-being … Continue reading

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PRESS: CHIFOR (TITO) VALERY: “WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THAT THE FOREIGN CULTURE IS A BETTER CULTURE. FROM THAT NOTION, EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS APART”

Source: Inspireafrika Press Text: CHIFOR (TITO) VALERY: “WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THAT THE FOREIGN CULTURE IS A BETTER CULTURE. FROM THAT NOTION, EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS APART” BY IA TEAM In 2017, he was part of “Everytime I ear di soun”[1], a … Continue reading

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Sign the INTERNATIONAL APPEAL against Torture, Beatings and Prison for Galal El-Behairy re Ramy Essam’s “Balaha”. #FreeGalal!

#FreeGalal #PrisonersofBalaha Read the press release Arabic (Pdf) After the release of Ramy Essam’s latest song and music video Balaha, the author of the lyrics Galal El-Behairy was arrested, beaten and tortured. A warrant for the arrest of Ramy Essam on … Continue reading

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PRESS: Art Review – Is art too polite to fight the far right?

PRESS TEXT re: Is art too polite to fight the far right? Source: Artreview.com  By Mike Watson Donald Trump’s particular brand of presidential communication has allowed him to dominate the cultural conversation globally ever since he came to power in January … Continue reading

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PRESS: MAI KHOI & HELSINKI EXPERIENCE (in finnish)

PRESS TEXT re:MAI KHOI & HELSINKI EXPERIENCE source: Kantele.net 3 huhti, 2018 | Mai Khoi on vietnamilainen artisti, joka yhdistää tuotannossaan perinteistä vietnamilaista musiikkia bluesiin, souliin ja rockiin. Mai Khoi laulaa ja soittaa pääasiallisesti kitaraa ja sen lisäksi goong:ia, bambusta … Continue reading

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