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    Posted: 16 Mar 2017 at 9:54am
Jazz FM Award nominees Yussef Kamaal have been refused entry to the United States. So far three groups including the British duo and south London group United Vibrations have announced that they will not be performing at this year's South by Southwest [SXSW] music festival due to President Trump's Executive Order travel ban.


The label Brownswood Recordings, founded by DJ and broadcaster Gilles Peterson, announced that the drummer Yussef Dayes who performs in two bands, the London-based duo Yussef Kamaal, which is signed to Brownswood, and United Vibrations alongside his brothers Ahmed and Kareem had his "visa revoked at the 11th hour." The label added that Yussef Kamaal believes this decision "to be discrimination based on religion and race."

According to a statement from Brownswood, all three Dayes brothers, originally scheduled to travel to the U.S. today, have had their status under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) revoked.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2017 at 1:39pm
Our new US president is an idiot!  Angry

We've gone from jazz concerts on the white house lawn, to jazz musicians being barred from the country.


Edited by js - 16 Mar 2017 at 1:41pm
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