Tunisian Club Gets Shut Down After DJ Plays Track With Muslim Call To Prayer Sample!

Dax J

In an unfortunate turn of events, Tunisian nightclub El Guitone was recently shut down after footage appeared online which showed Berlin-based DJ Dax J playing a track during his performance as part of Orbit Festival this past Friday which sampled Muslim’s call to prayer. As multiple clips continued to spread on the Internet, it eventually drew attention of authorities in the country.

The governor of Nabeul, Mnaouar Ouertani consequently decided that the club would “remain closed” until further notice. He commented saying the manager of El Guitone had been arrested for “violation against good morals and public outrage against modesty,” while also adding that “the government will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred.”

While Orbit Festival has since then publicly apologized on their Facebook page, a statement has been released by Dax J which reads:

“I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended by music that I played at Orbit festival in Tunisia on Friday. It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody.”

Moreover, to further add to the DJ’s despair, he has received numerous death threats till now which has led to the shutdown of his Facebook page.


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