• United Kingdom: Brighton first city to outlaw ‘hate music’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## United Kingdom:Brighton first city to outlaw “hate music” The British seaside town Brighton has become the first place in the UK to ban music that “incites hatred towards minorites”. The new rule could stop some hip hop and reggae acts from putting on gigs in the city. Music which encourages violence towards minority […]
  • Denmark: Activist campaigns against online sales of ‘murder music’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Denmark: Activist campaigns against sales of ‘murder music’ Online music stores that sell so-called ‘murder music’ receive complaints from Danish gay rights activist. Founder of the radio station Pride Radio Denmark, Martin Adelskov, has complained to Freewebs.com and Indietitan.com after coming across the hate-filled content by unsigned artist Jomo Minott on their webservers, […]
  • United Kingdom: City council proposes ban on ‘murder music’

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## United Kingdom:City council proposes ban on ‘murder music’ Brighton and Hove City Council may become the first in United Kingdom to place a ban on music which encourages violence towards minority groups, reports The Argus Proposals to outlaw so-called ‘murder music’ in venues, pubs and clubs are being considered as part of a […]
  • USA: Controversial reggae star’s show called off

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Controversial reggae star’s show called off A Los Angeles nightclub has canceled a performance by reggae star Buju Banton because of his lyrics against homosexuality E-mail complaints and concerned callers prompted Adam Manacker, the manager of the Highland Nightclub in Hollywood, USA, to research Banton’s past and cancel the singer’s show scheduled for […]
  • Germany: 11 Jamaican ‘hate music’ albums blacklisted

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Germany:11 Jamaican ‘hate music’ albums blacklisted An official authority has blacklisted 11 dancehall albums in the period between 2008 and January 2010 due to violent and homophobic content, reported Steven Jackson of Jamiaca Observer. The artists whose work has been blacklisted in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, include Sizzla, Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, Capleton, […]
  • USA / Jamaica: Buju Banton has US tour canceled by promoters

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA / Jamiaca: Singer Buju Banton has US tour canceled by promoters The concert promoters Live Nation and AEG canceled shows by the Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton after protests from gay rights advocacy organisations over the singer’s homophobic song lyrics, The Los Angeles Times reported. Buju Banton’s scheduled shows in Los Angeles, […]
  • Canada: Silencing Jamaican musicians fuels censorship debate

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Canada:Silencing Jamaican musicians fuels censorship debate A Canadian coalition calls for a boycott of Jamaica and its music if the country’s government doesn’t take action on homophobic violence. The controversy over certain dancehall song lyrics has ignited a heated debate in Canada and Jamaica about censorship and freedom of expression. Songs by Jamaican […]
  • Canada: Jamaica-boycott called off

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Canada:Jamaica-boycott called off Stop Murder Music Canada, a group organising a boycott of Jamaica unless the country’s government takes action against homophobic violence, cancelled the action after receiving an official response from the Jamaican consul general in Canada. Stop Murder Music Canada tries to prevent the sales and performances of Jamaican musicians whose songs […]
  • Jamaica: Dancehall star signs the Reggae Compassionate Act

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Jamaica: Dancehall star signs Reggae Compassionate Act Reggae and dancehall star Buju Banton is the fourth artist to sign the ‘Reggae Compassionate Act’ – a part of the gay rights campaign ‘Stop Murder Music’. Other artists, such as Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton, have already signed the act, reported UK Gay News and British […]
  • Denmark: Reggae concert under close surveillance

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Denmark:Reggae concert under close surveillance 200 activitsts demonstrated against the performance of Jamaican rapper and DJ Elephant Man in Copenhagen on 21 May 2007 because he has incited to violence against homosexuals in his songs “Battyman fi dead! [Queers must be killed]Please mark we word [Please mark my words]Gimme tha tech-nine [Give me […]
  • Denmark: Calling to cancel Jamaican reggae star concert

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Denmark:Calling to cancel Jamaican reggae star concert The Jamaican Reggae singer Buju Banton was met with demonstrations and callings to cancel his concert when he played at The Rock in Copenhagen on July 11, 2006 Representatives of the gay and lesbian community in Denmark demanded the concert cancelled and arranged demonstrations against Buju […]
  • United Kingdom: Reggae concert banned over lyrics

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Reggae concert banned over lyricsJamaican dancehall singer Buju Banton has been banned from playing a concert in Manchester after protests over his allegedly homophobic lyrics. The reggae artist was due to perform at the Bierkeller in Piccadilly on Thursday night. Greater Manchester Police cancelled the gig as previous performances “suggest a likelihood of […]
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