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Mozambique: Hip-hop artist Azagaia arrested

18 August 2011

On 30 July 2011, rapper and musician Azagaia was arrested by the Police of Criminal Investigation. The arrest took place a few hours before a concert where Azagaia was going to release a new video called ‘A Minha Gera Video interview The hip-hop artist, rapper and sociologist Azagaia (real name: …

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Mozambique: Singer arrested and beaten for ‘offensive song’

15 December 2010

Freemuse has received an unconfirmed report that the musician Refila Boy was arrested during a concert and treated with such violence by agroup of police officers that his skull was fractured. The reason for the arrest is allegedly that police officials feel assulted by his song ‘Cinzentinha’. It was around …

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Azagaia(Mozambique)

25 August 2010

Rapper Azagaia speaks about freedom of expression in Mozambique   Azagaia means light javelin or spear. It is also the name used by a Mozambican hip-hop artist, rapper and sociologist, Edson da Luz. The rawness of his music and the lyrical content of his songs have caused discomfort in some …

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Mozambique: City authorities called rapper in for questioning

6 May 2008

The rap artist Azagaia was summoned before prosecutors to explain the allegedly violent lyrics of a song he has written about the February 2008 riots in Maputo “The shadow of censorship has fallen across the Mozambican musical world,” writes Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique’s Paul Fauvet from Maputo. According to …

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