A musical project to help a Canadian jailed in China picks up momentum

If you’ve been following the case of the Two Michaels, you’ll know that China has held Michael Korvig and Michael Spavor on trumped-up charges for nearly a thousand days now in retaliation the Canadian detention of Meng Wanzhou, a telecom executive with Huawei, on behalf of the US.

Before all this happened, Michael Korvig was the singer in a Hungarian band called Bankrupt. Earlier this month, they released a song called “The Plane to Toronto” to draw attention to Korvig’s situation. That worked out so well that Bankrupt decided to create a collaboration video of the song.

More than 60 videos were received from 15 countries on four continents. The goal is to pressure all the governments involved to do something about the Two Michaels.

Here’s the result.

And there’s more to be done. Bankrupt is inviting everyone to create selfie photos or videos holding that Free Michael Korvig poster. If you don’t have one, make your own. Upload to social media with the hashtag #freemichaelkovrig. Bankrupt will share the best ones.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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