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National dialogue needed on dancehall music
2012-04-04 12:46:39 | (0 Comments)
Monique Grange, Gleaner Writer
Dancehall artiste Potential Kidd was dropped by Telecommunications company LIME from a promotion after outcry over negative lyrics in his song
Former Executive Director of Jamaica AIDS Support for Life Stacey-Ann Jarrett is calling for national dialogue on the issue of negative lyrics being sung by Jamaican dancehall artistes.
Her call comes after Telecommunications company LIME dropped upcoming artiste Potential Kidd’ from a promotion which would have involved a performance at a school concert.
READ: LIME drops Potential Kidd over offensive lyrics
Jarrett wants members of the music and media industries including the Broadcasting Commission to collaborate on arranging an event to discuss the impact of music on the social ills in the country.
The issue came to the fore following concerns about the content of the unedited version of Kidd’s single Ah Yah So Nice.
Potential Kidd has reportedly apologised to persons who may have been offended by the lyrics which portrayed violence against women and homosexuals.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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