PRESS RELEASE: Mali’s Salif Keita CANCELS his upcoming Israeli gig to respect the cultural boycott of Israel; a major win for Palestine solidarity human rights activists
In a move being celebrated as major win for Palestine solidarity and human rights activists, Mali’s internationally celebrated afro-pop singer, Salif Keita, has cancelled his upcoming Israeli gig. Keita was scheduled to perform this Friday, the 23rd of August, at Israel’s “Season of Culture” music festival. However, earlier this afternoon (Thursday 22 August) the Israeli festival organisers announced via their official FaceBook page (see: http://tinyurl.com/
mqffhoh) that a few hours before boarding a plane to Israel: “the musician from Mali, Salif Keita, decided to respect the cultural boycott of Israel and cancel his participation in the [Israeli] festival”. The Israeli festival organisers added that “ticket buyers will get their money back.” However, one irate Israeli concert-goer, Meytal Hazut, immediately responded to the news saying: “Next time don’t sell us tickets for performances of pussies”. (see: http://tinyurl.com/ mlwovlh)
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