Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Lullabies blacklisted by the Bush administration.

LullabiesWritten the 2nd of March:

Jon Birge of the New York based Valley Entertainment, says that his company has been listed as one of the companies the Bush administration no longer wants to cooperate with. The reason; Birge's company is the US distributor of "Lullabies From The Axis Of Evil", a Norwegian production in which women from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, North-Korea and Cuba sing lullabies in duet with western artists.

"Lullabies From The Axis Of Evil" produced in 2004 in Norway by "Kirkelig Kulturverksted" includes artists such as Nina Hagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Lila Downs, Rim Banna, Annisette, Eva Dahlgren and Kari Bremnes. The CD has sold 10.000 copies in USA since the release, and has received nice reviews in both The Washington Post and The Independent.

MP3's from the CD (192kbps) from the Valley Entertainment web-site:
Lalolalo - Don't you worry my child Kulsoom Syed Ghulam, Afghanistan / Lila Downs, Mexico/USA (MP3)
Peace song Halla Bassam, Iraq / Sevara Nazarkhan, Uzbekistan (MP3)
Stars are rising Sun Ju Lee, North Korea / Eddi Reader, Scotland (MP3)

Ref: Norwegian Broadcasting Corp + Vårt Land

Update Thursday the 8th:
This story is unfortunately the result of poor journalistic work, where one journalist refer to another - until all is a blur of nonsense and hearsey.
The real outcome of this "story" is free advertising combined with a kick in the presidents balls...

1 comment:

Bronski said...

headlines like this still leave me with my mouth open.