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Hip hop artist Valtonyc to perform in Barcelona on Wednesday evening in defiance of the Spanish justice
The Hip Hop artist Josep Miquel Arenas Beltrán, known as Valtonyc, will perform in Barcelona on Wednesday evening in defiance of the Spanish justice, which sentenced him to over three years in jail for his lyrics.
“Faced with my conviction, society is getting organized,” he said in a press conference earlier in the day. “The best response is to disobey and to not fall into self-censorship, which is what they are seeking.”
The event, which will take place in the venue Freedonia at 8pm, is organized by the collective ‘We will not shut up.’ The group was formed to support artists who are being prosecuted by the Spanish judiciary. The organization is also planning a series of activities running from April 9 to 15 in order to collect money that will be used to create a solidarity fund.