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.


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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