A cantora Joss Stone é deportada do Irão
Radio Latina 1 04.07.2019

A cantora Joss Stone é deportada do Irão

A cantora Joss Stone é deportada do Irão

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Radio Latina 1 04.07.2019

A cantora Joss Stone é deportada do Irão

E afirma estar na 'lista negra' do país.

Joss Stone, 32 anos, publicou um vídeo no seu perfil oficial do Instagram onde afirma ter sido deportada do Irão após ter aterrado no país. "Chegámos, fomos detidos e deportados". 

O Irão era o último país da lista da "Total World Tour", cujo principal objetivo foi tocar em todos os países do mundo. Stone e a sua banda estavam conscientes de que as atuações a solo de mulheres são ilegais no país. "Pessoalmente, não quero ir para uma prisão iraniana nem estou a tentar mudar as políticas dos países que visito. Muito menos desejo colocar outras pessoas em perigo. As autoridades não acreditaram que não seria um show público, por isso, colocaram-nos na 'lista negra'. Soubemos assim que chegámos ao controlo de passaportes". 


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So , our very last country on the list was Iran . We were aware there couldn’t be a public concert as I am a woman and that is illegal in this country. Personally I don’t fancy going to an Iranian prison nor am I trying to change the politics of the countries I visit nor do I wish to put other people in danger. However, it seems the authority’s don’t believe we wouldn’t be playing a public show so they have popped us on what they call the ‘black list ‘ as we found out when we turned up to the immigration hall. After long discussions with the most friendly charming and welcoming immigration people the decision was made to detain us for the night and to deport us in the morning. Of course I was gutted. So close yet so far, this moment broke a little piece of my heart. Then I realised the silver lining was bright. I told them my story and explained my mission, to bring good feeling with what I have to give and show those who want to look, the positives of our globe. All with the understanding that public performance wasn’t an option in this scenario. I still have to walk forward towards that goal some way some how. And of course music is my driver. Doesn’t mean we have to brake any laws though. There is music everywhere. Even here, we just have to play by there rules and they have to believe we will. It’s a trust thing. They were so kind to us, at one point I started to question it. The question whirled around my head, were they just luring is into a false sense of security so we would walk into our jail cells quietly with out a drama? Nope , these people are genuinely nice kind people that felt bad that they couldn’t over ride the system. They didn’t speak English so well so the translator Mohamed, who clearly had a lovely soul conveyed the message that they hoped we would go to embassy to sort it all out and come back, they were refusing us entry with a heavy heart and were so sorry. After Mo had left, the officers kept telling us sorry. They said sorry all the way through this process and kept saying this till we got on the plane they were sending us away on. We were the ones that should have been apologising for not having our correct paper work. The ball

Uma publicação partilhada por Joss Stone (@jossstone) a

Stone acrescentou ainda que as autoridades iranianas foram bastante cordiais e que "eles sentiam-se mal por não conseguirem contornar o sistema".

A "Total World Tour" começou em 2014 e este seria o último show. A ideia de Joss Stone em ser a única pessoa a atuar em todos os países do mundo falhou por um (por enquanto). 

Em cada paragem, encontrou-se com músicos locais para tocarem em conjunto. O último país onde esteve antes de seguir para o Irão foi o Tajiquistão, onde cantou com a artista Shabnam Suraya.

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