Brigade logo
Now there’s a better way to shape the issues that matter
Upgrade to Brigade for all-new petitions, discussions, and more
from the team that brought you Causes.
Upgrade to Brigade
Update #59 ·

1 week left to join the Red Sea Jazz Fest boycott call!

Sisters and brothers, 

Our bi-yearly campaign calling on Jazz musicians scheduled for the Israel state sponsored Red Sea Jazz festival is reaching a crescendo. With exactly 1 week left and 3 cancelations from Terence Blanchard, Marcus Strickland and Los Hacheros, we still have our work cut out for us. Let's all give that final push! Please SIGN and SHARE the petition on all your social networks

The Red Sea Jazz Festival is a bi-yearly event in Israel's city of Eilat. The festival could have been an event celebrating the free spirit of Jazz music, and this beautiful tradition of resistance of oppressed minorities. Instead, it is a government event of propaganda, which uses Jazz music as a tool for whitewashing military occupation, apartheid and the genocide of the Palestinian people.

At a time when in the West Bank half of Israel's products, forced on a captive market by the barrel of a gun, are boycotted by the occupied Palestinian population; Israel's produce is being rejected throughout supermarket chains in Europe; In the USA Israel boats are being blocked from docking; All around the world masses are coming out to the streets demanding a weapons embargo on the genocidal state; celebrities, artists and musicians can no longer keep silent. Please encourage them in the hard task of speaking truth to power and SIGN and SHARE the petition.

How you can help

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…

Read more about the petition

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,…

Read more about the petition


to comment