Harjo justified her decision to go ahead with the performance claiming invisible Palestinian support.
“I didn’t know about the boycott until it was too late,” says acclaimed Native American feminist writer and musician Jo Harjo on arrival in Tel Aviv.
“Thanks to Electronic Intifada’s articles we received the information about the co-sponsorship of the Israeli embassy”
Palestinian oud player Marwan Abado, and Tunis Air pull out, bringing to 5 number of artists who have boycotted festival.
Syrian singer Lena Chamamyan, Lebanese MC Malikah (Lynn Fattouh), and Ramallah-based MC DJ Sotusura will now no longer perform at Salam.Orient due to Israeli sponsorship.
“We made the decision not to participate, that we will show solidarity with the Palestinian community”
Mosireen, an Egyptian media collective, has rejects Creative Time Summit 2012 invitation due to a partnership with an Israeli institution.
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