A day after hip-hop and R&B singer Lauryn Hill succumbed to the boycott movement and announced the cancellation of her scheduled concert in Israel, famed singer Dionne Warwick insisted she would perform in Israel.
American singer Dionne Warwick said Wednesday that she will not cancel her planned concert in Israel despite pressure from Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement activists.
“Art has no boundaries,” Warwick said a day after hip-hop and R&B singer Lauryn Hill announced the cancellation of her scheduled concert in Israel only three days before the performance.
Warwick “would never fall victim to the hard pressures of Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd, or other political people who have their views on politics in Israel,” said a press statement made on behalf of the singer.
“Waters’s political views are of no concern to Ms. Warwick, as she holds her own unique views on world matters. Art has no boundaries. Ms. Warwick will always honor her contracts… If Ms. Warwick had an objection to performing in Israel, no offer would have been entertained and no contract would have been signed,” the statement added, the Jerusalem Post reported.