#DJsForPalestine supported by The Black Madonna, Four Tet, Caribou and more
Dozens of DJ’s are joining the #DJsForPalestine call for the cultural boycott of Israel.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) said: “We welcome the DJs, producers, record labels, collectives and electronic musicians today endorsing the Palestinian call for the cultural boycott of Israel.”
It added: “Cultural boycott played a key role in the South African anti-apartheid movement, with progressive artists refusing to whitewash the oppression of the Black majority. There should be no business-as-usual with Israel’s regime of occupation, apartheid and settler-colonialism as long as it denies Palestinians our fundamental rights.”
Sometimes the best thing to do is to do nothing at all; which is the nature of the cultural boycott of Israel.
The boycott follows a series of cancellations from Israel’s Meteor Festival last week, including headliners Lana Del Rey, Montreal and DJs Shlohmo, Leon Vynehall and Honey Dijon.
Other supporters of the movement include Discwoman, Deadboy and Laurel Halo, who shared the same message on social media, reading:
“As long as the Israeli government continues its brutal and sustained oppression of the Palestinian people we respect their call for a boycott of Israel as a means of peaceful protest against the occupation.”
As for South Africans regarding this issue, Black Motion also withdrew from their performance at Meteor Festival, citing:
” 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.”
PACBI thanks supporters and the #DJsForPalestine movement for their “meaningful solidarity with our nonviolent struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”