Oslo World seminar: Forbudte sanger/ Forbidden songs, 2 novembre 2016 17:00, Nobels Fredssenter | Nobel Peace Center
The starstudded panel with Moddi, Deeyah Khan, Emel Mathlouthi, Stephen Budd, مشروع ليلى Mashrou’ Leila and Freemuse Director Ole Reitov have all experienced censorship and they all have powerful stories to tell.
The seminar Forbidden Songs will look at what happens when music comes into conflict with people in power, the consequences that occur when they feel threatened by words and ideas. What happens when art forces you to leave everything you love ? What happens when the music forces you to be silent?
17.00-17.10: Introduction of the seminar.
17.10-18.10: Emel Mathlouthi, Moddi, Stephen Budd, Deeyah Kahn in conversation with Ole Reitov (director of Freemuse) 18.10-18.15: Moddi plays a capella (with guitar)
18.15-18.45: Mashrou´Leila in conversation with Ole Reitov
18.45-19.00: All on stage – Q&A from the audience
Moddi- Artist and activist. Recently released the album Unsongs. A remarkable collection of songs that have been banned, censored or silenced.
Mashrou ́ Leila– Indiepop band. Mashrou ́ Leila is probably the biggest band from the arabic world right now.
Emel Mathlouthi – Tusisian artist and activist, known for her protestsongs which became anthems for the Tunisian Revolution.
Deeyah Khan – Filmmaker and activist. Deeyah Khan is a critically acclaimed music producer and Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary film director and founder of media company Fuuse.
Stephen Budd- Music industry executive. Budd is british manager, rock festival owner and Co-Chairman of the Music Managers Forum.
Ole Reitov- Moderator of the seminar. Director of Freemuse.