A concert by singer - songwriter Luis Pastor, accompanied by his son Pedro, was scheduled for the 8th of September as part of the main festival of the Madrid district of Aravaca. The recital was planned for during the previous municipal mandate, but now, the new City Council government team headed by the right wing PP has decided to cancel the concert, a fact that adds to the cancellation of a live by Def Con Dos at the beginning of July, with the intention of avoiding "feeding hate speech."
Luis Pastor, singer-songwriter committed to the anti-Franco struggle, already suffered censorship in the seventies, at the end of the regime, when his first album was cut and only four tracks could see the light. Now, almost fifty years later, he has seen how his concert has been suspended by the political change in the Madrid City Council.
Specifically, according to several media from the Spanish capital, this has been the only event of the festival that has been canceled, and the decision would have been taken by the district councilor, Loreto Sordo. Still to be confirmed is the implication of the culture councilor, the Catalan Andrea Levy.
Protests on the net
The cancellation of the concert has generated a wave of protests on Twitter:
🚫 PP, Cs y VOX prohiben un concierto de Luis Pastor en Madrid.— PODEMOS (@ahorapodemos) July 31, 2019
Vuelve la censura franquista pic.twitter.com/kOVjswKant
Qué maldita marcha atrás. No por prevista menos dolorosa. Cuánta estupidez la de la propia izquierda que prefirió la división. Pobre Madrid. Ahora que siga el @psoe pidiendo el apoyo de Cs y del PP, los socios de VOX. https://t.co/QZPVCKL9SO— Juan Carlos Monedero (@MonederoJC) August 1, 2019
Al final solo os quedará Bertín y Arévalo.https://t.co/ltOxW6KoEN— Gabriel Rufián (@gabrielrufian) August 1, 2019
El gobierno fascista de @MADRID censura un concierto de Luis Pastor y @PedroPastorG porque sus letras son incómodas para el régimen.— Alex Ramos (@Alekusu90) August 1, 2019
Ya me jodería tener algo que ver con los partidos que gobiernan ahí y tener la jeta de llamarme demócrata.
Buenos días, tengan ustedes.— Bufff!. (@TTuiteroman) August 1, 2019
El Ayuntamiento de Madrid ha censurado un concierto de Luis Pastor y su hijo en Aravaca.
Muy propio del franquismo. Todo en orden.