Arts & Entertainment
Jamaica bans most anti-gay music
by Rex Wockner
Originally printed 3/5/2009 (Issue 1710 - Between The Lines News)
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Jamaica's Broadcasting Commission has effectively banned most anti-gay dancehall songs from being played over the airwaves.
New regulations prohibit broadcast of songs and videos that glorify arson, rape, shooting or murder, as well as depictions of sex acts.
Gay activists, locally and internationally, have campaigned for years against the anti-gay alleged "murder music" of Jamaican artists such as Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, T.O.K. and Capleton.