German Festival Rescinds Invitation of Singer Musician Who Advocated for BDS

A German music festival has disinvited musician Brian Eno from performing at its upcoming event because he signed a Sept. 7 letter calling for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest to be boycotted because it will be held in Israel. According to the Jewish Chronicle , the producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer had been scheduled to appear at October’s Electricity Conference in Düsseldorf and provide an exhibition of his video paintings as well as lead a workshop, but a key sponsor rescinded support for Eno’s appearance because of his support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. “We don’t want to invite anyone who supports activities against the State of Israel, even if you cannot agree with the current settlement policy,” Rüdiger Esch, an organizer for the Electricity Conference, told German newspaper Westdeutsche Zeitung.

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