Montreal International Jazz Festival cancels show.

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Montreal jazz festival cancels controversial show after criticism

The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:55AM EDT
MONTREAL -- The Montreal International Jazz Festival is cancelling the remaining presentations of a show that has been criticized because it features a white woman singing songs composed by black slaves.
The festival says it is apologizing to anyone who was hurt by the decision to put on the shows.
"Since the beginning of SLAV performances, the festival team has been shaken and strongly affected by all comments received," it said in a statement Wednesday.

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"For the Festival international de Jazz de Montreal, inclusion and reconciliation between communities is essential. We made the decision with the artist Betty Bonifassi to cancel all performances of the show at the festival."
The decision comes a day after U.S. musician Moses Sumney cancelled a gig at the jazz festival to protest the SLAV shows.
At the premiere last week, about 75 protesters staged a demonstration outside the theatre that was hosting the performance, which was directed by renowned Quebec playwright Robert Lepage.
Police had to form a cordon to block protesters in order to allow people to enter.
Bonifassi, a Montreal-based singer known for her Oscar-nominated work on the soundtrack of "Les Triplettes de Belleville," was the main performer.
Lepage and Bonifassi earlier released a joint statement on Facebook in which they said, "Yes, the history of slavery, in all its various forms, belongs first and foremost to those who have been oppressed and to the descendants of those people.
"Diversity and its artistic potential are at the heart of SLAV as much as the legacy of slavery. Do we have the right to tell these stories? Audience members will have the opportunity to decide after having seen the show."

I assume that black singers shouldn't be able to sing operas or Italian peasant songs?

Graduate1 - https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/montreal-jazz-festival-cancels-controversial-show-after-criticism-1.3999554

Montreal jazz festival cancels controversial show after criticism

The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:55AM EDT
MONTREAL -- The Montreal International Jazz Festival is cancelling the remaining presentations of a show that has been criticized because it features a white woman singing songs composed by black slaves.
The festival says it is apologizing to anyone who was hurt by the decision to put on the shows.
"Since the beginning of SLAV performances, the festival team has been shaken and strongly affected by all comments received," it said in a statement Wednesday.

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Protesters denounce predominantly white performance at Montreal jazz festival
"For the Festival international de Jazz de Montreal, inclusion and reconciliation between communities is essential. We made the decision with the artist Betty Bonifassi to cancel all performances of the show at the festival."
The decision comes a day after U.S. musician Moses Sumney cancelled a gig at the jazz festival to protest the SLAV shows.
At the premiere last week, about 75 protesters staged a demonstration outside the theatre that was hosting the performance, which was directed by renowned Quebec playwright Robert Lepage.
Police had to form a cordon to block protesters in order to allow people to enter.
Bonifassi, a Montreal-based singer known for her Oscar-nominated work on the soundtrack of "Les Triplettes de Belleville," was the main performer.
Lepage and Bonifassi earlier released a joint statement on Facebook in which they said, "Yes, the history of slavery, in all its various forms, belongs first and foremost to those who have been oppressed and to the descendants of those people.
"Diversity and its artistic potential are at the heart of SLAV as much as the legacy of slavery. Do we have the right to tell these stories? Audience members will have the opportunity to decide after having seen the show."

The beauty of this is that the "white woman" singer is probably antifa or at the very lease feels a great deal of empathy towards these historic slaves.

Antifa eating themselves because they can't even figure out who is on their side.

Graduate1 - I assume that black singers shouldn't be able to sing operas or Italian peasant songs?

I assume that you assume that this is somehow black people's fault as a whole. That would probably be a wrong assumption on my part.

William H Macy - 
Graduate1 - I assume that black singers shouldn't be able to sing operas or Italian peasant songs?

I assume that you assume that this is somehow black people's fault as a whole. That would probably be a wrong assumption on my part.


And I assume that you feel that this white singer was targeting and mocking blacks thus you are okay with the event being cancelled also?

^Btw - I was using an apples to apples analogy..

Graduate1 -
William H Macy - 
Graduate1 - I assume that black singers shouldn't be able to sing operas or Italian peasant songs?

I assume that you assume that this is somehow black people's fault as a whole. That would probably be a wrong assumption on my part.


And I assume that you feel that this white singer was targeting and mocking blacks thus you are okay with the event being cancelled also?

You assumed wrong. I don't care who sings what and the whole thing is retarded. 

William H Macy - 
Graduate1 -
William H Macy - 
Graduate1 - I assume that black singers shouldn't be able to sing operas or Italian peasant songs?

I assume that you assume that this is somehow black people's fault as a whole. That would probably be a wrong assumption on my part.


And I assume that you feel that this white singer was targeting and mocking blacks thus you are okay with the event being cancelled also?

You assumed wrong. I don't care who sings what and the whole thing is retarded. 


Just as you assumed wrong of me trying to imply that I think that this is the fault of all black people..

Graduate1 -
William H Macy - 
Graduate1 -
William H Macy - 
Graduate1 - I assume that black singers shouldn't be able to sing operas or Italian peasant songs?

I assume that you assume that this is somehow black people's fault as a whole. That would probably be a wrong assumption on my part.


And I assume that you feel that this white singer was targeting and mocking blacks thus you are okay with the event being cancelled also?

You assumed wrong. I don't care who sings what and the whole thing is retarded. 


Just as you assumed wrong of me trying to imply that I think that this is the fault of all black people..

Lol I think my original post was too confusing  

^ I think your right..

Graduate1 - ^Btw - I was using an apples to apples analogy..

All I see is is  "ANAL" ogy ....

I think you’re both tards. 

King Trav -

I think you’re both tards. 

Lol you're not wrong 

Since there are no black people in French Canada I would have to assume it's a bunch of white hockey mom's complaining

King Trav - 

I think you’re both tards. 


And I assume your drunk because I know you wouldn't say that to me if you were sober pal..

Should black people be allowed to speak English?  

A lot of assumptions in this thread. 

Poop Doodle -

Should black people be allowed to speak English?  

They don't... They speak ebonics...

 

 

 

Hey-oooo..!! 

Wally Saves - 

Since there are no black people in French Canada I would have to assume it's a bunch of white hockey mom's complaining



French Canada is full of far left lunatics. They eat up Foucault like the good little lemmings they are.

 "Yes, the history of slavery, in all its various forms, belongs first and foremost to those who have been oppressed and to the descendants of those people."

 

Then sing the songs or shut the fuck up about someone else doing it, fuck faces.