American electronic musician joins Israel boycottmain
The American electronic musician Henry Laufer, known as Shlohmo, has pulled out of an Israeli music festival.
Sorry for short notice but I will NOT be playing in Israel next week.
Sorry to the fans Im letting down and to the festival staff but supporting the oppressed thru my absence is more important to me especially after the government’s recent human rights atrocities.
— shlohmo (@shlohmo) September 1, 2018
We are hearing that the BDS movement has upped the pressure in recent weeks on musicians going to Israel with a range of tactics that include online trolling and bullying phone calls.
Not many will be deterred but those who are can expect to make headlines.