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31 May 2016

Barbados Minister calling for a ban on Dancehall!

After being banned at a nightclub in London and hotel in Trinidad and Tobago recently, Barbados Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley is now also calling for a ban on the popular genre, claiming that Dancehall incites violence and promotes reckless behaviour.
He continued by saying, “I am equally concerned about the impact of certain types of dancehall music and videos, the impact that this is having on the minds of our citizens, especially our young people. I take this opportunity this evening to call on each and every one of us to take a stand on this reckless behaviour.”
“I am indeed very concerned about the escalation of gun violence, and, in particular, the escalation of violent acts that have claimed the lives of so many persons already this year,” Lashley said.
 
With the increase of overseas artist such as Justin Bieber, Drake, Rihanna plus more, using the genre and trying to redefine it as ‘Tropical House’. Is it time for Jamaican artist & the entertainment industry to stand up for whats theirs?
 
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