Issue 68

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On the night of Saturday December 20th, Amster- dam will once again offer shelter to Valhalla: a spec- tacular winter extrava- ganza, where classic circus theater and the Amster- dam nightlife melt seam- lessly together all night long. A labyrinth of music styles are programmed in a plethora of venues, fea- turing artists including Jo- ris Voorn, Hot Since 82 and Kölsch, Boddika, KiNK, Ben Pearce and De Slu- we Vos. As if that wasn't enough, Valhalla will fea- ture a sensational opening show; expect a remarkable program of acrobatics, clowning, freak- and peep shows. Count on a bizarre ride through the classic circus culture and beyond. Celebrating their 8th year, Movement Electronic Dance music festival is back and bigger than ever. Bringing you 10 days of non-stop parties and perfor- mances from some of the hottest art- ists in the scene, this round-the-clock programme will run from Saturday 24th October until Sunday 3rd No- vember. The ambitious cultural festival returns to some inspirational venues, taking in a selection of institutional and academic buildings whilst exploring the full realms of the electronic world. To further bind the musical education there will be daytime lectures, work- shops, forums and business network- ing platforms, which take place at various venues around the Italian city of Torino. Covering everything from house, techno and bass, you should expect sets from the diverse and high calibre lineup of Laurent Garnier, Ma- ceo Plex, Magda, Omar S, Boddika, Dubfire and Joy Orbison. MOVEMENT FESTIVAL Ten days of round-the-clock partying in the beautiful city of Torino? Yes please... VALHALLA FESTIVAL 34 Issue 68 / 2014 FESTIVALS Circus theatre meets underground electronic music for a unique and un- missable event! Cultural appropriation has a history almost as long as the music industry itself, yet it is only recently that its implications are being more deeply scrutinised. The 'stealing' of another culture's aesthetic and style has always had its critics but more recently an of- ficial backlash has begun. In July the Canadian 'Bass Coast' festival banned the wearing of Native American feathered headdresses and today Glastonbury followed suit after an online petition attracted 65 signatures. The petition attacked the headdresses for perpetuat- ing 'damaging, archaic and racist stereotypes', and, de- spite its few signatures, suc- ceeded in reaching Emily Eavis at the top. While Glastonbury's organ- isers are yet to comment, the petition's leader Daniel Round expressed his hope that the decision would prompt 'positive discus- sions about the stereotyp- ing of Native Americans and the headdress in the UK and elsewhere'. The headdress has become a central issue in the fight against 'redface' stereotyping. This summer saw two high-profile suc- cesses: Pharrell Williams apologised for wearing a war bonnet on the cover of Elle magazine and the campaign to change the Washington Redskins foot- ball team's name and logo scored a victory. As the organisers of Bass Coast explained, it's easy to see why festival-goers are attracted to headdresses – they have a magnificent aesthetic. However such supposedly meaningless fancy dress cannot be sepa- rated from its 'spiritual, cul- tural and aesthetic signifi- cance'. GLASTONBURY BANS SALE OF NATIVE AMERICAN HEADDRESSES

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