Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron asked to boycott his tour in Israel

The man who performed The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron has been asked to boycott his tour in Israel. This video is a collage of Youtube clips to the original recording from Gil Scott Heron's classic first album.

In an open letter to musician Gil Scott-Heron, The Electronic Intifada's Matthew Cassel urges him to cancel his upcoming concert in Tel Aviv: "Your scheduled concert in Tel Aviv is in direct violation of the call by Palestinian civil society for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. A similar boycott, which you full-heartedly supported, was called for in South Africa and helped bring an end to apartheid in that country."