Black Motion decide not to perform in Israel at Meteor festival
Black Motion motions away from the Meteor.
On Tuesday the human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa (BDSSA) made a statement welcoming the news that SA’s favourite duo, award-winning Black Motion, won’t be performing in Israel.
Reports state that they are on the line-up for Meteor Festival, set to take place from 6-8 September in Tel Aviv, but according to their management company Spirit Motion, the duo have opted out of performing.
BDSSA have called on other artists to cancel their performances, including American super star Lana Del Rey, though she has a different take on the matter.
Part of her Twitter statement read: ” I understand many of u are upset that we’re going to Tel Aviv for the Meteor festival…what I can tell you is I believe music is universal and should be used to bring us together.”
She went on to say: “I would like to remind you that performing in Tel Aviv is not a political statement or a commitment to the politics there just as singing here in California doesn’t mean my views are in alignment w my current governments opinions or sometimes inhuman actions. If you don’t agree with it I get it. I see both sides.”
Local artists Black Coffee and Die Antwoord have also faced backlash after performing in Israel, with Black Coffee saying: “Like everyone else I have rights and free will and no Black Coffee is not a political party…I work as an entertainer to feed my Family. To sum it up….I’ll take a bullet for my Family.”
More recently media personality Sashi Naidoo faced immense scrutiny for her pro-Israel remarks.
Black Motion avoids the Meteor, stays safe.