White House Protest Corps

Gil Scott Heron to boycott Israel?
April 27, 2010, 3:09 pm
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26 April 2010

As pressure mounts on Gil Scott Heron not to perform in Israel, with an official appeal from Palestine – from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), and from Johannesburg – from the South Africa Palestine Solidarity Committee, and personal statements from Emory Douglas – Former Minister of Culture of The Black Panther Party, from performers Lowkey, Boikutt and many others, plus pickets outside his performance in London and protests from the audience during his performance, Gil Scott Heron has announced on stage that he will not be performing in Israel until “everyone is welcome there”.

There has however been no official announcement from his management to confirm the cancellation of the Tel Aviv concert, tickets are still being sold and producers of his concert at the Barbie club in Tel Aviv said the concert will be held as scheduled, so the pressure needs to be kept on until an official announcement.


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