Update #61 ·

3 days to the Red Sea Jazz Festival boycott call, as Israel resumes massacres in Gaza

As we write you this reminder that there are 3 days left to the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Israel has massacred over 20 Palestinians since this morning, including small children, and the bombs are still dropping.

Please join 13,000 signatories from all around the world, calling on Antoine Roney, Fred Hersch, Diane Schuur, Leny Andrade, Lonnie Smith, Hotel Khaleeji, Kellylee Evans, Lee Konitz, Dayna Stephens, and Dave Douglas, to take a clear stance against Israel's genocidal policies and cancel their participation in the state sponsored festival. Add your signature at https://www.causes.com/actions/1757955-dont-let-th...

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.

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

4 comments

to comment