The Copenhagen Jazz Fesival is in trouble for telling an Israeli musician that artists from his country were not welcome ‘for political reasons’.
The musician, Alon Farber, posted the exchange on Facebook:
I’m writing this post in English because I think it’s relevant to all of you. I just applied for the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. The reply was that:
For political reasons, we are not presenting artists from Israel these years, unfortunately.
Kenneth is the director of the festival, Kenneth Hansen.
The deputy mayor of Copenhagen warns he may have to reconsider city funding for the festival.
‘For political reasons’, no doubt.