Stop blaming dancehall! ...Industry insiders respond to Barbados' Culture Minister

The Star,
25 May 2016, Barbados

Industry insiders respond to Barbados' Culture Minister. Following statements made by the Minister of Culture in Barbados about dancehall music more than a week ago, several industry insiders have come out in support of the genre stating that dancehall music cannot be blamed for societal ills. Barbados' Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, in addressing a 2016 Community Independence Celebrations in his country last weekend, called for a ban on dancehall music, stating that the music incites violence and promotes reckless behaviour.