Recently Riddim Don Magazine published a story about a club in London, England receiving an order from the police to stop playing dancehall music.
It is perceived that the genre reflects negatively and actually incides violence and is not a good influence.
Jamaica’s artiste are far from happy about and took their grouses to the Star where the complained that in spite of the progress dancehall music has made over the decades they are surprised it is still being looked upon as something negative.
“It is evident that they are trying to make dancehall music extinct in England. Promoters can’t get venues to host events and when they do, the authorities can cancel at the last minute. On my last two trips, promoters had to change venues at the last minute and that led to a poor turnout at the events as there were some fans who turned up at the venues that were previously advertised,” said Vegas in his comment on the ban.
Deejay Spice told the paper she feels terrible about it all.
“I feel terrible about even hearing that, especially knowing how big the dancehall market has grown in London. Dancehall has been getting a fight throughout the years, and this is just another sad news to the entire music fraternity. Dancehall is a major part of my life and to hear that the police in London are fighting this one specific genre is really sad.”