Daniel Barenboim returns German music award in anti-Semitism row

Source: BBC News

The Berlin-based conductor Daniel Barenboim is returning prizes he has won at Germany’s biggest music awards in a row over what he said were “clearly anti-Semitic” rap lyrics.

The Israeli said he was protesting against an Echo Music Award being given to the German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang this year.

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On one track they sing that their bodies are “more defined than an Auschwitz prisoner”.

The awards have faced heavy criticism.

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