Over 600 artists have signed #MusiciansForPalestine, a letter in support of Palestinian rights.
Yesterday (27th May), an open letter titled #MusiciansForPalestine was signed by over 600 artists and shared online, in a show of solidarity with the people of Palestine. Signees of the letter are "refusing to perform at Israel’s complicit cultural institutions" and "standing firm in your support of the Palestinian people and their human right to sovereignty and freedom."
"As musicians, we cannot be silent." the letter states. "We are calling on our peers to publically assert their solidarity with the Palestinian people. Complicity with Israeli war crimes is found in silence, and today silence is not an option."
Among the artists to sign the letter are A-Trak, Cypress Hill, DJ Snake, Juliana Huxtable, LSDXOXO, Marie Davidson and VTSS, who are demanding "justice, dignity and the right to self-determination for the Palestinian people and all who are fighting colonial dispossession and violence across the planet." Other signees include Palestinian DJ and current DJ Mag cover star, Sama' Abdulhadi, India Jordan, KMRU and Run The Jewels. You can read the full list here.
The move comes following Israel’s recent bombardment of the Gaza Strip, which killed over 230 Palestinians, over a quarter of them children. Thousands more have been injured, and over 90,000 displaced. You can read the full letter below.
Yesterday, Soho Radio and R3 Sound System announced they had partnered with Palestine’s Radio Alhara for 24-hour broadcast against arms sales.