July 26, 2009

Video: Dancehall Music and Jamaican Society: Which Influences the Other?

Does Jamaican Dancehall Music Incite Violence?

Here's the video from the discussion on WPBT's new public affairs program, PULSE, which was aired on these dates:

Sunday, July 19 @ 12:00 PM

Thursday, July 23 @ 7:30 PM

From the Pulse web site: Does Jamaican Dancehall Music Incite Violence?


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n April, Gay and Lesbian rights groups called for a ban of Jamaican products and travel, claiming the country has had a long history of discrimination without proper repercussions. They cite Jamaican dancehall music as one example--this popular genre is known to have hit songs with lyrics advocating violence against gays. Is dancehall music an accurate reflection of Jamaican perspectives and culture? Did the music influence the culture or the other way around?


Howard Duperly, 88.9 FM WDNA
Tim Padgett, TIME Magazine
Geoffrey Philp, Miami Dade College

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1 comment:

Geoffrey Philp said...

Welcome, Sara & thank you.
I hope you will return.