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Jamaica Gleaner Entertainment
published: Sunday | October 8, 2006

Reggaewritesback - Active stance taken against gay rights activists
Once again sections of the homosexual community have struck, delivering yet another round of blows to reggae and dancehall music with cancellations of Buju Banton concerts in the United States.

As gay pressure mounts, artistes out in the cold

In 2004, the British gay rights group Outrage! protested against some dancehall deejays' homophobic content and violent incitement in their lyrics.


Los Angeles concert cancelled after nightclub receives complaints

The following is a copy of an article run on the international wire service Associated Press about the cancellation of Buju Banton's shows. The article was posted September 22, 2006.


Haunted by one song

"I didn't do anything. What could I have done differently? When I look at how they prosecuted and persecuted me, and all I did was issue my love and my sweat and thoughts to the people. When I returned from tour the other day, the police...


Few deposits on music history - Archiving stalls

Save the music, pleads the National Library of Jamaica, as entertainers are reluctant to deposit their works for historical collection.


Singer, minister, now Dr Carlene Davis

Carlene Davis has been dialling in quite a few numbers in recent years. Apart from the 15 secular albums she produced between 1980 and 1994, she has been racking, up a few gospel albums, to date, six and counting.


Flashpoint Film Festival - The light from the caves

As dreams of sorrel and gungo peas and rice near, the Flashpoint Film Festival readies itself for its second staging.


Classifying one-hit wonders

Every artiste wants a hit song. For some unlucky few, that's all they ever get, one hit. One hit wonders are the anticlimaxes of the entertainment business, they show just how hard it really is to stay afloat with music listeners.




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