SafeMUSE, in partnership with Freemuse, has celebrated the 5th edition of Music Freedom Day on Sunday 3 March 2019 in Oslo. The programme included artistic performances, movies screening and a debate on artistic freedom. Dounia Benslimane, Racines' director of development ad partnership, was invited to join the panelists.
Music Freedom Day is a global celebration of the right to musical freedom of expression. Originally initiated by Freemuse in 2007, artists and organisations worldwide come together to host their own events in their own communities each year on 3 March.
SafeMUSE: Safe Music Havens Initiative is an independent non-partisan and non-profit membership association with the main purpose of offering persecuted artists and artists at risk a safe place to stay and work with freedom of artistic expression. This includes close cooperation with hosting organizations (cities, regional authorities, organisations and others), with local and regional musicians and bands/groups, and a network of partners and co-workers for mutual learning, exchange and development.