Swedish artist Anna Von Hausswolff managed to play a secret gig in Paris after fundamentalist Catholics managed to get two of her French shows cancelled earlier this week.
Last night (9 December) Anna Von Hausswolff finally played a show in France, after groups of fundamentalist Catholics protested outside two earlier gigs, resulting in them being cancelled.
According to BBC, last night's Paris gig was due to take place at Saint-Eustache church, but ended up happening at Paris' Protestant church Eglise Reformee de l’Etoile.
The musician wrote on Instagram, "Paris, we did it !!! Thanks to the Protestant church Eglise Reformee de l’Etoile and pastor Louis Pernot for making this possible, at the very last second. I’m in tears by the support, love and courage from people around me these past few days of turbulence."
Le concert d' Anna von Hausswolff s'est déroulé hier soir sans encombre— Eric Bureau (@Eric_Bureau) December 10, 2021
Il a commencé et fini par une ovation à la musicienne suédoise
Entre les deux une expérience instrumentale singulière et forte
Merci au tourneur @voulezvouscie et au temple protestant qui les a accueillis pic.twitter.com/caIOVmU6oQ
Yves Trocheris, the priest that cancelled von Hausswolff's original Paris show, defended her music, and confirmed it was only moved due to security reasons, "Anna von Hausswolff's music isn't Satanic. Her music defends both the live issues of women's rights and the damage inflicted on the environment."