Cold Shoulder: When Musicians Participate in Boycotts

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Gil Scott-Heron Boycotts Israel

Respected poet, musician and author, the late Gil Scott-Heron canceled his 2010 Israel tour date after stating in a lengthy monologue that he "hated war." Scott-Heron is also very well known for being a leading voice in protesting and further boycotting apartheid in South Africa.

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