World music's great visa fear

World music's great visa fear

There are 5 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from May 27, 2010, titled World music's great visa fear. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

Intimidating forms, biometrics, illegal immigration paranoia a ' Robin Denselow on why new visa rules might take Britain off the world music touring circuit 'They are making it as hard as they can for black Africans' a Daara J Family.

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#1 Jun 9, 2010
The new laws coming in are going to make it even harder for law-abiding musicians who just want to share their music with the World to do so. Fans wont buy tickets for fear of the artistes being refused visas. What can we do to stop this?

London, UK

#2 Jun 9, 2010
Yes well 'musicians' like rhianna's ex (whatever his name is ) have only themselves to blame...
Obviously Artists should have their visas before they organise their gigs.
I agree that music should be shared and countries should make it easier for musicians to travel...

Since: Mar 10

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#3 Jun 9, 2010
do American citizens need visas to enter UK ??? anyway this wouldd ensure that they (musicians ) try to keep themselves out of trouble


#4 Jun 10, 2010
Queen Beee wrote:
do American citizens need visas to enter UK ??? anyway this wouldd ensure that they (musicians ) try to keep themselves out of trouble
it was some top musicians from Senegal and also from Sierre Leone that were refused visas.... trouble is they have to secure the gigs way in advance, months in advance in some cases - bit of a catch-22 situation but we are losing out by not being able to see these great artistes in England.
Elvis Proctor

Ingleside, TX

#6 Jul 31, 2010
sydneyaustrailia musician who casnt get visa

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