Here is the latest on so-called "murder music", the often-times hate-filed genre which has called for the death and persecution of gays ...
Security officials on the island of St. Lucia have been asked to ban the popular Jamaican reggae performer Sizzla who is booked to perform on May 5th. Radio Jamaica reports the director of the St. Lucia-based Caribbean Drug Abuse Research Institute asked the police commissioner to stop the performance due to Sizzla's violent and anti-gay lyrics. Previous stories on Sizzla HERE and HERE
In what may be a new strategy toward banning similar performances, Dr. Marcus Day called on the police to warn the promoters and producers of the show that they might be "guilty of aiding and abetting criminal offences" by giving a platform to Sizzla.
"This guy should not be allowed to enter St. Lucia as far as I am concerned. These guys who sing this kind of crap should learn that if they want to do that in Jamaica and the Jamaica Government does not want to do anything about it, that's fine; but when they come out in the real world where people are supposed to be civilised then that stuff doesn't cut,"
In a series of letters to the editors of The Star, one of St. Lucia's leading publications, public opinion is split, but, most do agree that the island does not share Jamaica's toleration for violence. One final touch of irony: On May 5th, the fairgrounds that Sizzla is scheduled to perform on is called .... The Gaiety.
More Fire on Sizzla [Jamaica Gleaner]
St. Lucia Asked to Ban Sizzla [Radio Jamaica]
What is your opinion on the opposition to Sizzla performance in St Lucia? [Star]
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