Talib Kweli + NIKO IS Cancel Norway Show After Venue Promotes A Show That White Nationalist Band Taake Is Playing In The Spring
Legendary artist/activist Talib Kweli and Javotti Media artist NIKO IS have canceled their Norway date after learning that the venue John Dee / Rockefeller is promoting a show that white nationalist and islamophobic band Taake is playing at in the spring. Taake has been well documented bearing Nazi symbolism and repeatedly written/performed anti-Muslim lyrics. Earlier this year, Kweli canceled a show at Riot Room in Kansas City where Takke was slated to perform, stating, “I find it appalling that the Riot Room refuses to apologize for booking this band. I wouldn’t feel safe bringing my team, family, and fans into a venue that is sympathetic to white nationalism.” Once Talib canceled his show, Riot Room canceled their date with Taake along with many other venues, until Taake’s whole American tour was cancelled. This sets a precedent that puts Rockefeller on the wrong side of history.The team at Rockefeller refuses to have a conversation with Kweli regarding the incident.
Alex Hardee, one of the partners at CODA, the agency that represents Talib states, “This has just been brought to my attention…if the venue is putting on Nazi bands then CODA won’t be using this venue moving forward.”
NIKO IS will be continuing on the rest of his European tour, performing songs from his forthcoming album UNIKO, out later this month.
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