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Sizzla decides to cancel the remaining part of his French tour

edit_sizzla_feature.jpgDancehall artiste Sizzla went AWOl in France where he was scheduled to perform on May 29 in Ramonville near Toulouse, then on Sunday June 1 at Montpellier. According to reports Sizzla is said to have suddenly decided to cancel the remainder of his French tour. He left suddenly for Jamaica without even giving formal notice of his decision to the organizers of the remaining concerts.

Tjenbé Rèd expressed its sadness following Sizzla's incomprehensible and hardly professional decision. According to them his action bring into question the very possibility of a dialogue with him.

YardFlex is still confused on the whole drama as the press release sent from France would indicate that his actions could have something to with the Reggae Compassionate Act (RCA) where artistes agree not to do any songs hitting out against homosexual.


Reggae Lovers Unite for Freedom of Speech

freedomofspeechbanner.jpgReggae lovers are fighting back! There is a commission formed to defend freedom of speech where reggae music is concerned.

Based on the tremendous pressure some dancehall artistes have been facing with gay rights group the commission is now formed to fight back.

The most recent attack surfaced in Waterloo, Ontario on May 10th where Mr Vegas was scheduled to perform but could not, as the venue was threatened by gay activists stating that if Vegas perform they would picket the event.

Unfortunately, the venue cancelled the show to avoid the unwanted negative attention the establishment would receive had the show gone
on. In an effort to fight these many cancellations and in some cases song withdrawals, blogger Maria Jackson has put a group together called REGGAE LOVERS FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH. The purpose of the group is to investigate and challenge these gay activists as oppose to simply giving in to their every requests. The group which currently has members hailing from different parts of the world is open to the public and does invite any and everyone who believes that reggae is being unfairly targeted to join the fight.