Unlike the printed word, music does not suffer quite so badly from the attentions of the government censor. And yet... as Michael Goldstein shows, in Russia, the Tsars (no less than today's Soviet commissars) required musicians to toe the line. In Latin America "even ponchos can be subversive," and a famous pianist finds himself in a prison called "Liberty." Popular music is suppressed in South Africa and Czechoslovakia; a folk musical gets banned in Kenya; and in China musicians have had to watch their step since the days of Confucius.
Lebanon: Tom Segev
USSR: Michael Goldstein
South Africa: Barry Gilder
China: David HolmSee the full table of contents at Sage Publishing
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