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China 'bans' Kraftwerk from festival over Tibet show

China has forbidden German electronic band Kraftwerk from performing at a music festival, more than a decade after they appeared on the bill of a Free Tibet concert, an industry source said Thursday. Modern Sky records, a Chinese music company, applied to the Ministry of Culture for permission for the band to play at the annual Strawberry Festival in Beijing next month. But a source at the firm, asking for anonymity for fear of reprisals, said: "Kraftwerk were not allowed to play... because they participated in a Free Tibet concert.
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