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Beenie Man to replace Mavado in Guyana

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doc1.jpgMavado is out and Beenie Man is in...he will replace the singjay this weekend in Linden, Guyana. Mavado who was expected to perform there was banned from entering the country.

The Promoter Ryan Apple voiced his displeasure at the fact in an article printed in Guyana's newspaper Stabroek News. He expressed his dismay at the act and described as being "unfair."

"I find it strange that government is moving to ban an artiste that was here last year and sang those very songs that are now popular and someone whose music receives much airplay. They have no idea how many persons came in for Linden town day to see Mavado and the efforts that were put into the promotion", Apple stated to the newspaper.

Apple went on to say in the article that if government had issued guidelines for the Linden show instead of banning the artiste, he would have abided by them. He added that the security concerns being cited need to be elaborated upon.

In announcing the ban on Monday on Bounty Killer and Mavado, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said his ministry had exercised a lot of patience with entertainment organizers over the types of shows they hold here, pointing out that not long ago the authorities had sat down with some of the organizers to draft a set of conditions by which shows would be guided. But he noted that these conditions had not been upheld and as such they were blacklisting Bounty Killer and Mavado.

The meetings Rohee referred to were held last year following the Guyana Music Festival which featured Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton among others, and where several declamations were made against the gay community. Though Rohee did not elaborate on the bans now in effect, Bounty Killer's explicit incitements to murder gays is believed to have been a deciding factor while in Mavado's case, the gangster image he portrays has worked against him.

Where bans are concerned this is not the first one facing Mavado earlier in the year Mavado was banned from performing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by police authorities for his propensity towards graphic, violent lyrics which they said encourage violence. The police said the decision was also made bearing in mind that St. Vincent and the Grenadines just came out from a record year for murders and an increase in violent crimes, especially involving firearms. There were 36 murders on the island in 2007, a huge jump from 13 in 2006.

  • serian

    oh and by the way goodas you need a reality check because. i will have you know that based on a recent survey in jamaica more than 85% of the jamaican population is duly educated believe me I am an educator I am in the field so I should know, or better yet check the levels your self www.educationministry.gov.jm where in the world you drop from you people should stop your sterotyping and deal with matters of the heart and if you dont have anything constructive to say do us all a favour...........................SHUT THE HELL UP AND KEEP YOUR INSINUATING REMARKS TO YOURSELF oh and since you making this thing a literacy issue you need to go and revisit the place where you got your basic education cause from what i have observed honey even my shitsu Snuggles is more educated than you. Check your self boo and stop discriminating againts others when you are in no way better.

  • serian

    To vice & the one order before you give beenie a shot put the gun to your head first. you haters need to just leave the dj alone its not about mavado and killa its about representing to the fullest so what if them cant go the Dr fi go and and represent for them and show the guyanese that hey our jamaican arstist still have the place lock said speed. and for all who say beenie is fish i have only one question.............is you him been fishing with why you know say him a fish? bigman thing Beenie is the King of dancehall, no if buts or maybes about it, hes just great at what he does end of story. i think that the killa and mavado fans are just plain haters like their djs thats truth. Yow free up and leave the Bigman mek him do him thing and bannish the badmine mentality. B Moses "Beenieman" Davis is My Dj past present and future. Beenieman is and forever will be the The Greatest King of the Dancehall, that you can take to the bank.

  • KARA

    LETS REMEMBER THE GREAT WORDS OF ONE OF OUR PAST ICONS THE HON. BOB MARLEY EMANCIPATE OURSELVES FROM MENTAL SLAVERY NONE BUT OURSELVES CAN FREE OUR MINDS, NOW WHETER ITS BEENIEMAN OR ANOTHER ARTISTE THE SHOW MUST GO ON , WE AS A BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO STOP THIS INTERNAL WARFARE AGAINST EACH OTHER WHETER YOUR ARE JAMAICAN, GUYANESE, HAITIAN WHATEVER THE ONE'S NATIONALITY IS WE ALL CAME ON THE SAME BOAT BUT FROM DIFFERENT PLANTATIONS, THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO TRY TO WORK TOGETHER AS ONE AND MAKE OUR RACE STRONGER AND UNIFIED LET US PROVE TO BAKRA(THE WHITE MAN) THAT WE CAN DO IT. ITS NOT GONNA BE EASIER BUT IF WE TRY WE CAN GET IT DONE , THE GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA JUST LIKE ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT IN POWER, BUT WHATS THE END RESULT , INTEREST OF COURSE THE MONEY, PROFITS. , LETS LOOK AT THIS WHO IS PROFITING , COME ON PEOPLE, POWER TO BEENIEMAN FOR SPREADING REGGAE MUSIC MORE I ADORE MOVADO AND OTHER ARTISTS FROM GARRISONS BUT AS THE SAYING GOES THERE IS A TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING. PEACE & BLESSINGS TO ALL .P.S PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SEAN BELL"S FAMILY HERE IN NEW YORK WE WILL BE LOCKING DOWN THE CITY @3.00PM NO JUSTICE ! NO PEACE STOP THE KILLINGS OF OUR BLACK BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vice&di one order crew

    Beenie fi gweh a gun shot wi a go give him fi violate di alliance

  • adonai

    Wow!!!!..., this is really hot. This is what I call creative bantering. First of all Miss Goodas, where the hell did you get off, talking about Jamaicans cannot structure a good sentence. Have you stopped to check yours? This is a website for social commentary; please do not try to question our intelligence. Because if you do we will leave you totally discombobulated, instead if you think you can identify with us, please appreciate our versatility. On the other hand Mr. BOSS makes perfect sense, and has put to rest any iota of ambiguity as to why their “GOVERNMENT” resorts to such malignant actions.



    Personally, I think that where beanie man and the alliance are concerned, he is expendable. But I think for reasons bigger than them he should take a principle stance and not do the show. Now as trend corporate persons all over the world has been attacking Dancehall culture, why? Is it that we are too undiluted for them? Dance hall has always been this way, from its inception, it was a medium of expression, and what it expresses is the, abandonment, love, anger, hunger, social ills, and whatever else they were feeling. Now big corporations has seen how the average Joe can resonate with what these artistes are trying to get out so they gravitate to wards it, They then see how our dance hall can make them richer, but first this mighty beast has to be tamed, packaged and marketed (politically) correctly.



    Now, I really do not really care what anyone else’s opinion is, public enemy number 1, Mr. Rodney Pryce, Is one of the few artist, who has stood his grounds and, try to preserve, and integrate the dance hall culture. For those of you who do not yet understand, dance hall is more than just a music form, it is a culture, and it is ours. So who cannot deal with it, leave it alone.

    We all know that dance hall music is a very viable business, why else had restripe, and all the other tried to identify with it? Now, that the two worst enemy of society (homosexuals and politicians) has seen where if people continue to listen to this powerful art form, the will get the will to resist what they deemed immoral, the have to do something about it. So the most discreet way of doing this is to attack those who are most controversial, and influential. Why do you think they are always at bounty’s throat, he is the most influential figure in the industry, ( What has Rodney said, that no other dance hall artist has not yet parroted) look at all that he has done. There has not been an article about dance in the longest while where his name has not been mentioned.



    Do you honestly think that beanie man is creative, right now Mavado holds that title, before him was Vibes cartel. Beenie Man is just a great entertainer; no one takes him seriously, so he poses no threat to individuals with ulterior motives..

    Anyways, I’m glad that our “ignorant” music has created such an international upset, that they hate it so much, yet they can’t leave it alone. I’m proud to be JAMAICAN. Bounty killa is predominantly not a recording artist right now but he positioned himself at the helm of a great dynasty, so people show the brother some love, Alliance is keeping entertainment vibrant in Jamaica. Beenie is the most outstanding performer, so please come together. And let this great art form morphed to its truest potential.



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