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9 September 2012

A List of Artists who Respect the BDS Call

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Artists who have heeded BDS calls, silently cancelled Israel gigs or endorsed BDS 2006-2012 (partial list)
             
Artist name Country Link  Date cancelled (1) proclaimed they would'nt play (1) Notes
Ken Loach UK http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=346 August 2006 1 1 Joins cultural boycott of Israel, issues statement
IFI Irish Film Institute Ireland http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=325 August 2006     Drops Israeli embassy as sponsor of film
Jean-Luc Godard France http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=749 June 2008 1   Cancelled plans to attend Tel Aviv film festival 
Naomi Klein US http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1078 January 2009     Endorses boycott & joins
John Greyson Canada http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=973 March 2009 1   Boycotts Tel Aviv Int'l LGBT Film Festival & joins BDS
The Yes Men US http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1031 July 2009 1   Withdrew film from Jerusalem Film Festival & joined BDS
500 Academics & Cultural workers US  http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1139 December 2009 1   Call for boycott
Carlos Santana US/Mexico http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/world/middleeast/10concerts.html February 2010 1    
500 Montreal artists   http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1185 February 2010   1 Endorse BDS
100 Norwegian artists Norway http://akulbi.net/index_en.php 2010   1 Endorse BDS
Gil Scott Heron US http://electronicintifada.net/content/artists-thank-gil-scott-heron-heeding-boycott-call/1052 April 2010 1    
Elvis Costello UK http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/may/18/elvis-costello-cancels-israel-concerts May 2010 1   "Then there are occasions when merely having your name
 added to a concert schedule may be interpreted as a political act that
resonates more than anything that might be sung and it may be assumed
that one has no mind for the suffering of the innocent."
Pixies US http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1263 June 2010 1    
Klaxons UK http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/klaxons-and-gorillaz-sound-system-cancel-israel-shows-apparently-due-to-gaza-flotilla-raid-1.294191 June 2010 1    
Gorillaz Sound System UK http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/klaxons-and-gorillaz-sound-system-cancel-israel-shows-apparently-due-to-gaza-flotilla-raid-1.294191 June 2010 1    
Devendra Banhart US http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3905372,00.html June 2010 1   "Due to pressure and political considerations."
Meg Ryan & Dustin Hoffman US http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1304 July 2010 1   Declined to attend Jerusalem Film Festival post Flotilla murders
Leftfield UK http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1314 July 2010 1    
Over 200 Irish artists Ireland http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1333 August 2010   1 Will not perform in apartheid Israel
Robert Del Naja Massive Attack UK http://www.newstatesman.com/music/2010/09/israel-interview-boycott-naja September 2010   1 Endorsed BDS: "It's a system that's been applied to many countries. It's a good thing
to aim for because it applies the continual pressure that's needed."
Sondheim, Moore, 150 theatre & film professionals US http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1354 September 2010     Endorsed settlement boycott
Mike Leigh, filmmaker UK http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1396 October 2010   1 Endorsed boycott
Tindersticks UK http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1416 November 2010 1   "t is difficult to defy a rapidly growing movement with whose aims we agree, even if we are not wholly convinced by their methods."
Coldplay UK http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1615 January 2011     Endorsed Freedom for Palestine
Vanessa Paradis France  http://www.haaretz.com/culture/did-pop-star-paradis-cancel-israel-concert-over-politics-1.337312  January 2011 1    
Dulce Pontes Portugal https://twitter.com/thebadnewsnik January 2011 1    
Faithless UK http://www.southafricanartistsagainstapartheid.com/2011/02/star-canvas-life-faithless-boycotts.html Feb-11   1 “While human beings are being wilfully denied not just their rights but their needs for their children and grandparents and themselves, I feel deeply that I should not be sending even tacit signals that this is either normal okay. Its neither and I cannot support it." Maxi Jazz
Thomas Quasthoff Germany http://www.epacbi.eu/articles/quasthoff-cancels-israel-visit-citing-illness-following-bricup-led-campaign.html February 2011 1    
Pete Seeger US http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/pete-seeger-officially-joins-anti-israel-boycott-1.346342 February 2011     Endorsed BDS, regretted Arava fundraiser
Roger Waters UK http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/11/cultural-boycott-west-bank-wall Mar-11   1 Endorses BDS
Ladysmith Black Mambazo South Africa http://www.herald.co.zw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7247 Apr-11   1 "Ladysmith Black Mambazo distances itself from the misinformation being spread by Israeli advertisers that we will be performing in Tel Aviv."
August Burns Red US http://www.usacbi.org/2011/05/august-burns-red-cancel-planned-concert-in-israel/ May 2011   1  
Marc Almond UK http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1596 May 2011 1    
August Burns Red US http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1612 May-11 1    
Andy McKee US http://www.andymckee.com/news/attention-to-my-israeli-fans-and-friends-important-announcement-concerning-the-june-concerts/ May 2011 1   Cited security concerns
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar US http://boycottisrael.info/content/101-organizations-praise-kareem-abdul-jabbars-decision-not-visit-israel June 2011 1   Cancelled attendance at the Jerusalem Film Festival due to concerns arising "after the Nakba Day violence"
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo school of Medicine US http://punksagainstapartheid.com/2011/06/jello-biafra-cancels-tel-aviv-gig/ June 2011   1 Decided to check out the situation for himself first
Tuba Skinny US http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/adri-nieuwhof/tuba-skinny-cancels-show-jazz-festival-israel Aug-11 1    
Eddie Palmieri Puerto Rico http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4109716,00.html August 2011   1 Cancelled appearance at Red Sea Jazz Festival
Jason Moran US http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4109716,00.html August 2011   1 Cancelled appearance at Red Sea Jazz Festival
Natacha Atlas Belgium http://electronicintifada.net/blog/ali-abunimah/international-star-natacha-atlas-announces-israel-boycott September 2011   1 Refused to play for apartheid
Denise Jannah Dutch-Suriname http://www.kadaitcha.com/2011/09/18/denise-jannah-and-ramon-valles-now-support-bds/ September 2011     Played but then endorsed BDS
Yardbirds UK http://www.usacbi.org/2011/10/bds-success-yardbirds-cancel-concert-in-israel/ October 2011 1    
Hosam Hayek Palestine http://www.pacbi.org/atemplate.php?id=284 October 2011   1 Cancelled appearance at Jerusalem Oud Festival "for conscientious and political reasons"
Martha Frintzila Greece http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1741 October 2011   1 Cancelled appearance at Jerusalem Oud Festival
John Michael McDonagh              Director, The Guard Ireland http://zazafl.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/john-michael-mcdonagh-cancels-his-attendance-at-the-haifa-international-film-festival/ October 2011 1   Declined to attend the Haifa International Film Festival "due to the conflict"
Zdob siZdub Moldova http://www.rebelfrequencies.net/2011/11/bds-update-first-delay-then.html November 2011 1    
Mireille Mathieu France  http://www.ipsc.ie/press-releases/2011-successes-of-the-cultural-boycott-of-apartheid-israel November 2011 1 "Postponed"  
South African Artists Against Apartheid South Africa http://www.southafricanartistsagainstapartheid.com/ Nov-11   1 "We respond to the call for international solidarity and undertake not to avail any invitation to perform or exhibit in Israel."
MF Doom UK http://www.alternativenews.org/english/index.php/news/news/3936-bds-success-or-health-problem-mf-doom-mysteriously-cancels-tel-aviv-show.html November 2011 1    
Oumou Sangaré Mali http://zazafl.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/a-good-day-for-bds-a-good-day-for-justice/ December 2011 1    
Joe Lynn Turner US http://zazafl.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/2011-successes-of-the-cultural-boycott-of-apartheid-israel-bds/ December 2011 1    
Joker (Dubstep) UK http://mondoweiss.net/2011/12/report-joker-scratched-tel-aviv-in-bds-victory.html December 2011 1    
Cassandra Wilson US http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1830 February 2012   1 "As a human rights activist I identify with the cultural boycott of Israel."
Cat Power - Chan Marshall US http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1816 February 2012   1 Cancelled because of "such unrest between Israel and Palestine I can't play"
Dervish Ireland http://www.ipsc.ie/press-releases/open-letter-to-dervish-please-dont-perform-in-apartheid-israel May 2012     Cancelled due to BDS campaign, specifically in Ireland
Zakir Hussain India http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1915 June 2012 1    
Lenny Kravitz US http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/Music/Article.aspx?id=282061 Aug-12 1   Cancelled due to "prior commitments"
The Cardigans Sweden http://www.cardigans.com/?sid=default&bfs=1 Aug-12 1   Cancel Tel Aviv performance
Peter Brook  theater director  UK http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1994 Sep-12 1   Cancels participation in  Israeli festival after Palestinian, Israeli and international BDS appeals
Mashrou’ Leila Lebanon http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1986 Sep-12     Cancels on Red Hot Chili Peppers after latter refuses to heed calls to cancel Israel gig
Baba Zula    alternative band Turkey http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=2033 Sep-12 1   Canceled  planned concert in Israel after BDS appeals
Palestinian MC Boikutt, Syrian singer Lena Chamamyan, Lebanese MC Malikah, Palestinian artist Marwan Abado and Palestinian DJ Sotusura International http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/austrias-salamorient-festival-reacts-arab-artists-pull-out-over-israel  Oct-12 1   Pull out of Salam.Orient cultural festival in Austria due to Israeli embassy sponsorship
Rebel Diaz, The Narcicyst,  Narcenio Hall, and Cairo-based art collective Mosireen  International http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=2015 Oct-12 1 1 Canel gigs at Creative Time Summit, NY over Israeli involvement
Ross Daly Ireland/Greece http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=2058 Nov-12 1    
Roger Waters UK http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/3140/roger-waters-specch-at-the-un Nov-12     Reiterates support for BDS at the UN
Stevie Wonder US http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=2063 Nov-12 1   Pulls ou of Israeli army fundraiser in LA after BDS appeals
Pops Mohamed South Africa http://www.thenewage.co.za/69600-1008-53-Pops_Mohamed_boycotts_festival Nov-12 1   Boycotts Cape Town festival over Israel's sponsorship
10 young harpists International http://harpsofconscience.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/ten-harpists-bow-out-of-apartheid-israel-harp-contest-thank-you-for-having-a-conscience/ Nov-12 1   Boycott Israeli harp contest
Carl Craig US http://boycottisrael.info/content/dear-carl-craig Nov-12 1    
Pops Mohamed South Africa http://www.thenewage.co.za/69600-1008-53-Pops_Mohamed_boycotts_festival Nov-12 1   Boycotts Cape Town festival over Israel's sponsorship
10 young harpists International http://harpsofconscience.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/ten-harpists-bow-out-of-apartheid-israel-harp-contest-thank-you-for-having-a-conscience/ Nov-12 1   Boycott Israeli harp contest
Carl Craig US http://boycottisrael.info/content/dear-carl-craig Nov-12 1    
Andreas Oberg Guitarist Sweden http://refrainplayingisrael.blogspot.com/2012/12/andreas-oberg-respects-cultural-boycott.html Dec-12 1   Swedish guitarist, cancels gig in Tel Aviv, heeding BDS activists’ appeals
Portico Quartet  UK https://www.facebook.com/porticoquartetmusic?group_id=0&rf=105504486149398 Dec-12 1 1 Join BDS

 

Posted on 09-09-2012


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