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Dying for a Song

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:56 am
by uiwangmike
There are places (including Norway) where being a singer can be a dangerous occupation, and it isn't necessary to be a protest singer to be put at risk.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04kxdj3
In one recent year alone 30 musicians were killed, seven abducted, and 18 jailed by regimes, political and religious factions and other groups determined to curb the power of music to rally opposition to them. In Syria, singer Ibrahim Quashoush, was found dead in the Orontes River, his vocal chords symbolically ripped out.