FUNARTE Bans Rock Band Entries in Competition to Support Music

The announcement of the "2020 Music Bands Support Award" released by FUNARTE on Wednesday, January 22nd, bans the participation of rock bands.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The tender was created to award bands from all over the country, providing free distribution of instruments and/or replacement. Although focused on wind instruments, the edict does not restrict sets of any other type of music, only rock.

The case drew attention because it was not the first manifestation of FUNARTE's president, Dante Mantovani, against the style. Appointed by Roberto Alvim, the recently fired Culture Secretary . . .

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