I write this in sadness rather than anger. Gil Scott Heron is due to perform in Tel Aviv on May 25th. For a man of consistency and courage to capitulate to such a regime is really shocking. It undoes the achievement of a lifetime of truth-telling and difference-making -notably in the long struggle against apartheid. It might be testament to personal tragedy, but there’s no excuse for being quite so blind, deluded or careless. “Don’t you wanna be free” Gil?
Read ‘Gil Scott-Heron: don’t go to the moon’ here.
Read PSC letter here.
Leave Gil a comment here.
On his myspace page -which also lists the gig- here.
Or on xl recording’s GS-H page here.