To: The Thelonious Monk Institute, Branford Marsalis, João Bosco and all other musicians booked for the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Summer 2013
The Red Sea Jazz Festival could have been a festival to celebrate the free spirit of Jazz music, and this beautiful tradition of oppressed minorities. Instead, it uses music as a tool for whitewashing military occupation, apartheid and oppression of the Palestinian people.
In view of this, we ask you: Please cancel your participation in the festival.
Boycott Israeli apartheid!