Malian singer Oumou Sangaré will be performing on 9 December 2011 at the Tel Aviv Opera. On 25 September the French BDS Campaign, on October 11 PACBI and on October 22 the organization “Don’t play Apartheid Israel” published open letters asking her to join the boycott of Israel and to cancel her performance. People are also posting on her Facebook page. As a goodwill Ambassador for FAO, she once said she did not want to be a politician: “While you’re an artist, you’re free to say what you think; when you’re a politician, you follow instructions from higher up.” There is no trace of this upcoming performance on her official website. (source: BDS website)