Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sad Customs


"Boujemaa Razgui, a flute virtuoso who lives in New York and works with many US ensembles, was returning to base over the holiday when Customs officials at Kennedy Airport asked to see his instruments. Bourjemaa carries a variety of flutes of varying ethnicity, each made by himself over years for specific types of ancient and modern performance.  
. . .  
At JFK, the officials removed and smashed each and every one of his instruments. "

(Via dailykos.com )