Update #31 ·

Matt Schofield Makes a Last Minute Cancelation of Red Sea Jazz Festival Gig

The Red Sea Jazz Festival is already underway, but Matt Schofield has canceled his participation, at the last minute. This makes it the second act to cancel the controversial festival, after only days ago Chris "Daddy" Dave and his band had cancelled. The cancellation, aside from the pretext claimed by festival management and Israeli media, follows weeks of campaigning by human rights activist all over the world, who have asked Schofield not to perform in a state-sponsored festival in Israel, as long as the local government practices policies of racism, occupation and apartheid.

You can thank Schofield on his official Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/mattschofieldofficial
And on twitter at https://twitter.com/mattschofieldUK

Every moment counts, everyone! So keep on signing the petition to boycott the Red Sea Jazz Festival http://bit.ly/13fDse2 and share the link by forwarding this email, Tweeting it, or posting no Facebook.

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Culture is not created in a vaccum. Culture that ignores human rights violations and is used to whitewash war crimes and crimes against humanity, and cultural workers who accept money in this context, are complicit. The many victories of the BDS movement so far have shown us that culture can shine a light on these crimes, instead of muffling the cries of the victims. Please support the…

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This is the full letter written by Israeli human rights activists (the dates and artists' names will be updated every festival season). If you agree, please join the boycott by signing and sharing this petition! (the petition is NOT just for citizens of Israel.) To Leyla McCalla, Brass-A-Holics, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Cyrille Aimée, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison,…

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