The BDS committee is asking Brazilian musicians Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil to cancel their July 28th performance in Tel Aviv–the one year anniversary of Israel’s Operation Ethnic Cleansing in Gaza.
In 1968, Veloso & Gil, two of Brazil’s biggest pop stars, were arrested by the military dictatorship. They spent a few months in prison & several more months under house arrest. The junta wanted them to leave the country so let them play a concert in 1969 to raise the money. They went into exile in London for the next three years.
Their music has always been associated with struggles for freedom, justice, & equality–which is precisely why Israel wants them to perform. Veloso & Gil aren’t schleps like Robbie Williams but people of character. That puts the forces of justice in a political tug-of-war with the forces of apartheid for the education of Veloso & Gil as with Lauryn Hill, Roger Waters, Snoop Dogg, Carlos Santana, Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, & Elvis Costello who all withdrew from gigs in Israel in respect for the boycott.
Please sign & share this petition to support the cultural boycott of Israel:
Join Palestinian and Brazilian organisations in calling on Veloso and Gil to cancel their Israel concert: https://www.change.org/p/caetano-veloso-gilberto-gil-cancel…