February 23, 2009
DANCEHALL VS SOCA = 0
By: Maria A. Hitchins
Dancehall practitioners please don’t be fooled by the broadcasting commission’s recent hasty rules. This is nothing short of the age old divide and conquers.
Scheming as they pit one genre of music against another.
The Dancehall and Soca fraternities need earnestly to come together, as wha ketch di pillow will soon soak through to di feather.
Let us be clear and agree, any musical style deemed overtly risqué should be banned, Soca, Dancehall even Hip Hop lovers, should now join hands.
Dancehall artists try no forget, some a unnu only have visa in jest,
And especially these days as the North American tour dates run dry,
is the same Soca Caribbean territories help upkeep unnu money supply.
Sing “Cum-ba-ya,” light candles, form your own watchdog lobbying group, but please don’t be conned into jumping through what is really a class- cultural hoop.
Deejays, Singjays, calling all massive and crew, put your points forward and mek dem know you nah eschew.
Your careers are at stake and everyman wah eat a food, simply do your research, argue intelligently, and mek dem know, “who, wha you did go a school!”