Shoot the Singer! Book


25 May 2004

Edited by Marie Korpe (Executive Director, Freemuse), published by Zed Books, London.
Publication date: 18 May 2004. CD included.

Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today was presented on 18 May 2004 at a combined book launch and one-day seminar on music censorship at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London.
Among the speakers were Thomas Mapfumo (Zimbabwe), John Baily (UK), Andy Morgan (UK) and Keith Howard (UK).

The book was published in Finnish in 2005 and in Italian in 2007. Furthermore, editions in Russian and Spanish are to be published in near future.

Freemuse has donated 300 copies of the book to selected libraries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Read Chapter 6 in the book – about music censorship in Burma
(23 pages)

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“True censorship is something that we are not really aware of on a day-to-day basis; it’s something that’s inherent in system. Read this book!”
Damon Albarn, Blur

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