Soho Radio and R3 Sound System have partnered with Palestine’s Radio Alhara for 24-hour broadcast against arms sales.
On Saturday, 29th May, The Blessed Madonna, Midland, DJ Paulette, DJ Yoda, Seth Troxler and others will play as part of a fundraising drive for the Campaign Against Arms Trade, and to highlight the consequences of the UK arms sales to Israel.
The takeover will be simultaneously broadcast on Soho Radio and Radio alHara.
Palestinian DJ Sama’ Abdulhadi has been released on bail following eight days in jail.
Abdulhadi, a prominent DJ on the global circuit and a figurehead for the Palestinian scene, was arrested in the city of Ramallah on Sunday 27th December after playing an event the night before at the Nabi Musa site, where many believe the prophet Moses is buried. The original performance was part of a series for Beatport, and had reportedly been approved in writing by the General Director of the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has called for the official boycott of three German clubs – ://about blank in Berlin, Conne Island in Leipzig, and Golden Pudel in Hamburg.
Announcing the call for boycott via the BDS Movement’s official website, PACBI claims that these clubs have “to varying degrees, demonstrated glaring and persistent anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab racism.”
Members of the global dance music community, from DJs and producers to industry professionals and fans have shown solidarity across social media in support for Palestine.
Shanti Celeste, DJ Seinfeld, DJ Python and Volvox are amongst the names that have pulled out of Meteor Festival in Isreal over the occupation of Palestinian land.
The event, which runs from 6th to 8th September, has been targeted by the Boycott, Diversity & Sanctions movement, which focusses on Israeli cultural and economic assets and has been campaigning for artists to cancel their performances.
An open letter asking The Chemical Brothers to cancel their upcoming show in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv has been signed by a multitude of artists including Pink Floyd bassist, Roger Waters, Dinnerladies actor, Maxine Peake and playright, Caryl Churchill.