South African house music duo Black Motion will not perform at an Israeli festival, despite it being queued up
The human rights organization and the solidarity organization Palestine BDS (boycott, disinvestment and sanctions) South Africa is pleased with the news that Black Motion will not act in Israel.
The award-winning duo, Thabo "Smol" Mabogwane and Bongani "Murdah" Mohosana, lined up for the Meteor Festival, which will be held in Israel from 6 to 8 September.
Their management company Spirit Motion has since told Channel24 that the duo will not perform at the festival. Spirit Motion said that they have sent the organizers of the festival an e-mail stating that they do not want their customers to perform at the festival and that they should be excluded from the line-up.
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BDS South Africa confirmed in a statement that they have reached the management of Black Motion, who were graciously acquainted with them and were open to the information they provided, and urged artists to boycott Israel and not to perform at the Meteor festival. .
"We thank them for their willingness to participate and their decision not to act in Israel."
BDS South Africa said that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated due to the growing successes of the international BDS campaign launched by Palestinians in 2005 as a non-violent strategy to hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law.
Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Macy Gray, Roger Waters, Simphiwe Dana and Zakes Mda are among the list of international artists who have canceled Israeli performances in recent years, supported the boycott of Israel or provided other similar support to the Palestinian cause.
Earlier this year, the home music duo Comair, the operators of British Airways in South Africa, would sue for R3.7 million for racism incidents.
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In July, South African model and TV personality, Shashi Naidoo was rejected when she tried to go to Israel for an educational trip after she was attacked for controversial comments on social media. Similarly, DJ Black Coffee was scheduled after he had agreed to perform in Israel.