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    GERMANY blacklists 11 JAMAICAN DANCEHALL Albums

    Reggae artistes blacklisted

    BY STEVEN JACKSON Observer writer

    Sunday, February 28, 2010

    GERMANY, Europe's largest economy, has blacklisted 11 dancehall albums between 2008 and January 2010 this year because of their homophobic and violent content.

    Albums by Sizzla, Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, Capleton, TOK and Baby Cham are on this list, or "index", compiled by the German Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (BPjM) Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien in German.

    Stakeholders counter that up to 35 dancehall albums or songs had been blacklisted since the BPjM's conception including Legalise It by reggae icon Peter Tosh, which was later removed.

    The BPjM told the Sunday Observer that it is illegal to advertise these albums or to sell them to minors in Germany, with additional restrictions placed on their sale and distribution. "Breach of ...[the] indexing is punishable by a fine or imprisonment," stated Corinna Bochmann, BPjM spokesperson, in response to Sunday Observer queries.

    Ten of the 11 albums were not only considered "harmful to young people" but also contained violent lyrics, according to the BPjM, with lyrics that incite hatred and propagate to kill homosexuals. The BPjM indexed these albums following complaints by certain groups such as the German gay lobby. "The BPjM can only act on the request of other administrative institutions, not by itself. Once an official request has been filed, the BPjM is obliged to act," stated Bochmann.

    Ellen Köhlings, editor of German reggae magazine Riddim told the Sunday Observer that dancehall is ironically filliping the gay lobby's agenda. "These lyrics violate German laws which gives the lobbyists legal grounds to successfully censor music and gain media exposure," Köhlings said.

    "The gay lobby is looking for cheap forwards just like some artistes look for a cheap forward," she stated.

    Köhlings added that artistes could compromise by maintaining their anti-gay stance but avoid the use of violence. "At the end of the day there are much more urgent things to talk about than homophobia, and artistes should leave out, in my mind, the violent bashing of gays."

    Riddim magazine has at times assumed the role of dancehall mediator, as the industry has no lobby in Germany: "We have been doing everything we can to restore the image of Jamaica, but we can do only so much. In the long run Jamaica needs to take action," Köhlings noted.

    Violent anti-gay lyrics have been a feature of dancehall music for over 15 years with the Buju Banton classic Boom Bye Bye credited as its progenitor. The international gay lobby, in response, has petitioned the German government to ban shows and the sale of records by these artistes. Last year, Banton and Beenie Man were yanked from shows due to the lobby in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Local gay organisation J-Flag told the Sunday Observer that Jamaican deejays are not being unfairly attacked by the international gay community.

    "Their music promotes violence, hate and hardship for members of a community that at no time has threatened or hurt them in any way. This is an unwarranted and unprovoked assault on a set of people who have a right to exist," stated Jason McFarlane, J-Flag programmes manager. He added that dancehall artistes who continue to perform "hate-filled music" must be held accountable. "The influence of music on any society must not be under-estimated. What must be understood is that artistes have a right to express what they feel but also must be held responsible for the possible impact they can have on people. Music, in particular Reggae and Dancehall, is universal and so we must be aware of the wide reach of the possible influence of any one artiste."


    Reggae artistes blacklisted - Environmental News & Issues - JamaicaObserver.com

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    I doe blame dem because how many versions can one make about pum pum, shooting a boi face, n blah blah blah setta sh!t with a different beat. Pretty much of the same crap that been going on for decades now, is like black ppl cyah be diverse an sing bout anything else the majority of the time, its sickening.

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    So is a ban primarily for sale to the youth/minors... or are there some that are banned from anyone purchasing ?

    Cham on dat list boy.... SMH

    this is germany or japan or china? They really banning music? But then again I guess they gotta be way more sensitive since the whole Hitler thing...
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    wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post
    So is a ban primarily for sale to the youth/minors... or are there some that are banned from anyone purchasing ?

    Cham on dat list boy.... SMH

    this is germany or japan or china? They really banning music? But then again I guess they gotta be way more sensitive since the whole Hitler thing...
    all this shit dont make sense..what if more germans agree to the ban? so then what all this hitler nonsense and comparisons with other countries has to do with what the people want..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant View Post
    all this shit dont make sense..what if more germans agree to the ban? so then what all this hitler nonsense and comparisons with other countries has to do with what the people want..
    I knew you would find your way here.

    Its Germany. One of the largest (if not the absolute largest) European consumers of reggae music. More than likely the ban is deemed necessary because the demand for the music cannot be controlled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyah View Post
    I knew you would find your way here.

    Its Germany. One of the largest (if not the absolute largest) European consumers of reggae music. More than likely the ban is deemed necessary because the demand for the music cannot be controlled.
    you assuming just like Taj with the Hitler nonsense..unless we now what is the reson for the ban you can continue to assume..all we know the albums were banned...and Taj post about Hitler and that other shit is absurd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bago20 View Post
    I doe blame dem because how many versions can one make about pum pum, shooting a boi face, n blah blah blah setta sh!t with a different beat. Pretty much of the same crap that been going on for decades now, is like black ppl cyah be diverse an sing bout anything else the majority of the time, its sickening.
    i hope you saying the same thing about soca.. jump and wave.. put yu hand in the air.. wine wine..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bago20 View Post
    I doe blame dem because how many versions can one make about pum pum, shooting a boi face, n blah blah blah setta sh!t with a different beat. Pretty much of the same crap that been going on for decades now, is like black ppl cyah be diverse an sing bout anything else the majority of the time, its sickening.
    Not black people eh..............Jamaicans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant View Post
    you assuming just like Taj with the Hitler nonsense..unless we now what is the reson for the ban you can continue to assume..all we know the albums were banned...and Taj post about Hitler and that other shit is absurd
    Ever heard about an educated guess? Deduction? Reasoning? Why ban something that isn't in great demand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyah View Post
    Ever heard about an educated guess? Deduction? Reasoning? Why ban something that isn't in great demand?
    no educated GUESSES is exactly what it is a guess!..again you can continue to assume until the reaosns for the ban are published..lets se if Taj Hitler theory is a reason..who said it was not in great demand ..or you want to have a demand dialogue now ? lol..we taling about 11 albums getting ban..right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dedetriniking View Post
    Not black people eh..............Jamaicans!
    Lemme see...

    Yuh have "jump", "wave", "jump AND wave" ... dats not diversity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bago20 View Post
    I doe blame dem because how many versions can one make about pum pum, shooting a boi face, n blah blah blah setta sh!t with a different beat. Pretty much of the same crap that been going on for decades now, is like black ppl cyah be diverse an sing bout anything else the majority of the time, its sickening.
    Not even remotely rellivant to this situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taj View Post
    So is a ban primarily for sale to the youth/minors... or are there some that are banned from anyone purchasing ?

    Cham on dat list boy.... SMH

    this is germany or japan or china? They really banning music? But then again I guess they gotta be way more sensitive since the whole Hitler thing...
    Ahhh Taj, I can always count on you

    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant View Post
    all this shit dont make sense..what if more germans agree to the ban? so then what all this hitler nonsense and comparisons with other countries has to do with what the people want..
    Sense!

    Based on the article the albums can't be sold to minors (and some other undefined restrictions). Considering the lyrical content of some of these songs being released in current times, I have no issues with this. It seems this is specific to the 11 albums and not about the artists in general. Add, the body making the decision had to have received complaints in order to act. Germany seems to be a place where they are strict about how they deal with issues. Nothing to make a big deal over really.

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    umm they not banning reggae on the whole eh.. they banning music that promote violence and homophobia.. and they right to do so if they choose..
    Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant View Post
    no educated GUESSES is exactly what ist uis a guess..again you can continue to assume until the reaosns for the ban are published..lets se if Taj Hitler theory is a reason..who said it wa snot in great demand ..or you want to have a demand dialogue now ? lol..we taling about 11 albums getting ban..right?
    Everybody, including the article in question, knows where the ban is coming from... its the gay lobbyists in Germany. I know dem is yuh fren and ting but please try to be objective yeah.

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