Dancehall hurting reggae

Dancehall hurting reggae – Diaspora sounds off on ‘daggerin’ debate

A hot-button debate in New York on Wednesday, stimulated by the Broadcasting Commission’s banning of lewd lyrics from the country’s airwaves, ended with the conclusion that dancehall is a troubled genre poised to render Jamaican youths an endangered species.

The highly anticipated community forum and panel discussion staged by Coalition to Preserve Reggae (CPR) music and ZYNC TV New York Links, titled ‘Could dancehall be the ruination of reggae and, by extension, the Jamaica brand?’ saw some 200 participants turning out at the Billy Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, CPR’s Sharon Gordon told The Sunday Gleaner.

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