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Christian Eede
24 November 2023, 15:04

Over 4000 musicians sign open letter calling for ceasefire in Gaza

Ben UFO, Kode9 and Jamz Supernova are among the artists who've given the open letter their support

Over 4000 musicians sign open letter calling for ceasefire in Gaza

More than 4000 musicians and performers have signed an open letter demanding a ceasefire in Gaza.

Put together by the Musicians For Palestine movement and initially launched on Thursday, 16th November, support for the letter, which condemns the "unfolding human catastrophe" in Gaza, has spread significantly since. Electronic music artists and DJs including Ben UFO, Kode9, Jamz Supernova, Brian Eno, The Blessed Madonna, Loraine James, Deena Abdelwahed, ABADIR, CCL, dj voices, Assyouti, I. JORDAN, OK Williams and Mykki Blanco have all added their names to the list of signatories.

"Today, we demand an immediate ceasefire and humanitarian aid in Gaza, and an end to the siege," the letter reads. "The day after, our vision of a just and peaceful future for all must be our most urgent task. We urge everyone who shares that vision to join us."

You can read the letter in full here, and browse the list of signatories here.

A previous campaign set up by musicians to call for a ceasefire in Gaza garnered more than 1000 signatories, including Midland, Melé and The Human League's Martyn Ware.

Find a rolling list of fundraising compilations, EPs and other releases supporting Palestinian civilians impacted by the ongoing assault on Gaza here.