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Sizzla Schedule U.S. 2013

By: Heathen07 Wednesday October 16, 2013 2:25 am

This is intensely homophobic Jamaican Rastafarian dancehall performer Sizzla’s U.S. touring schedule for November and December 2013

 

This schedule is subject to additions and other changes.

 

Sizzla Schedule November and December 2013

 

City Venue Date
San Antonio, TX The Korova 11/10/13
New Orleans, LA  The Howlin’ Wolf 11/12/13
Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall         11/13/13
Jacksonville, FL Plush       11/14/13
St Petersburg, FL Jannus Live 11/15/13
Orlando, FL The Mela Room 11/16/13
Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live 11/17/13
Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre 11/20/13
Washington, D.C. The Howard Theatre 11/21/13
Norfolk, VA The NorVa       11/22/13
New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club and Grill 11/23/13
Hartford, CT West Indian Social Club 11/24/13
New Haven, CT Toad’s Place 11/25/13
New Haven, CT Toad’s Place 12/01/13
Niagra Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre       12/03/13
Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre  12/09/13
     
Denver, CO Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom 12/11/13
New Orleans, LA The Howlin’ Wolf 12/12/13
Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market  12/22/13

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Who Is Sizzla And What Is He Doing In 2013?

By: Heathen07 Tuesday October 15, 2013 9:00 am

 

Sizzla Kolonji 2005  Photo: Caspiax  Public Domain (Creative Commons)

Sizzla’s Entire U.S. 2013 Tour Canceled! Click Here for Information

Sizzla Kalonji, real name Miguel Collins, is another very controversial Jamaican dancehall music artiste who has a long history of performing songs that call for LGBT people to be killed.  Like other murder music artistes, he also has a history of making homophobic comments or delivering anti LGBT rants from the stage during performances. (See Sizzla’s “Kill LGBT” Songs below and Amnesty International USA “’Battybwoys affi dead:’ Action against homophobia in Jamaica”  http://bit.ly/lfBJm4 )

Sizzla is among a group of  murder music artistes that includes Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Vybz Kartel, and Elephant Man. These performers are all listed in the “Dancehall Dossier” (The group T.O.K. is listed in the “Dancehall Dossier,” but they signed an agreement, called a “Reggae Compassionate Act agreement,” in which they promised not to promote hatred and violence in their music. They signed this agreement in 2007 and have complied with it.)

Buju Banton is currently serving a 10 year sentence in U.S. federal prison for drug-related crimes. Reggae star Banton sentenced to 10 years for drug trafficking Vybz Kartel is currently incarcerated in Jamaica and is awaiting trial on two murder charges.

Like the other artistes listed in the “Dancehall Dossier,” except for Bounty Killer, Sizzla signed a Reggae Compassionate Act agreement not to promote hatred and violence in his music in 2007. He almost immediately denied that he signed a Reggae Compassionate Act agreement. Sizzla’s Signed Reggae Compassionate Act agreement

There is a YouTube video of Sizzla and Capleton both violating their Reggae Compassionate Act agreements before the end of 2007. See section “Sizzla’s ‘Kill LGBT’ Stage Comments and Violation of his Reggae Compassionate Act Agreement below. There is a link to the YouTube video in that section. Using the transcription/translation provided, and listening carefully, you can hear the violations for yourself.

At a minimum, a club hiring Sizzla to perform should have an agreement with him about singing lyrics or making comments that call for hatred against, violence to and/or murder of LGBT people. Believe it or not, such songs and comments are acceptable in some areas of the world, such as in Jamaica, the Caribbean and some African countries. They are not acceptable in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and parts of Europe.

Sizzla Kalonji and his colleague Capleton are ultra-orthodox Rastafarians (“Bobo Ashanti” or “Bobo Dreads”). They are known as “fyah burn” (“fire burn”) artistes because of their calls to God to burn wickedness. The calls are supposed to be metaphoric, but sometimes people take it literally in the Caribbean and set LGBT people on fire. Both Sizzla and Capleton make direct, explicit and unambiguous calls for LGBT people to be killed in some of their songs.

Sizzla continues to violate his Reggae Compassionate Act agreement. On February 24th, 2011, at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Black History concert series in Kingston, Sizzla sang two of his “kill LGBT” songs “Get to the Point” and “Pump Up.” These two songs are in the “Dancehall Dossier,” see link below. On April 24th, 2011, at the “Coke Zero Live on the Waterfront” event in Montego Bay, Sizzla called for execution of gays and then sang Buju Banton’s “kill LGBT” anthem “Boom Bye Bye.” Sizzla at Coke Zero Live on the Waterfront

Anyone who opposes the promotion of hatred, violence and vigilante killing or lynching should be encouraged to speak out against Sizzla and the other “kill LGBT” performers.

If a performance is not canceled, it is very helpful to have documentation of the performance. Were “kill LGBT” comments made? Were “kill LGBT” songs performed? Video and audio documentation is helpful. Be a spy for freedom! Post the homophobic stuff on YouTube. Let us know if the performance is or is not homophobic.

Below the “kill LGBT” songs is a YouTube video showing Sizzla and Capleton making comments from the stage that LGBT people should be killed. Both are violating their Reggae Compassionate Act agreements not to promote hatred and violence.

You can watch the YouTube video yourself and read the partial transcript of the objectionable comments below. A little patient and careful listening will reward you with a clear understanding of what these anti LGBT performers do while on stage, in addition to singing songs that call for the death of LGBT people.

 

Sizzla’s “kill LGBT” Songs

Sizzla has a lot of songs that call for LGBT people to be killed. All the songs below are in the “Dancehall Dossier,” except for Nah Apologize.

You can find more Sizzla “kill LGBT” songs on the BIGGEST BATTYBWOY KILLING ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME website.

Nah Apologize

say fi apologize to batty-boy. Apologize fuh wha’? Dem fi apologize to Jah!

[They] say [I] must apologize to faggot.  Apologize for what? Them [faggots] must apologize to God!

Gunshot dem fi get!

Gunshot they [faggots] must get!

Damn,me say fi bu’n batty-man,yuh cyah wrong me

Damn, I say must fire burn faggots, you cannot wrong me

 

Pump Up

Step up inna front line

Step up to the front line

fire fi di man dem weh go ride man behind

burn the men who have sex with men from behind

Shot battybwoy, my big gun boom

Shoot faggots, my big gun goes boom

 

Boom Boom

Boom boom! Batty boy them fi dead

Boom boom! [as in gunshots] Faggots must be killed

 

Get To Da Point

Sodomite and batty bwai mi seh a death fi dem

Sodomite and faggots, I say death to them

Mi no trust babylon fi a second yah so

I don’t trust Babylon for a second

Mi a go shot batty bwai dem widdi weapon ya

I go and shoot faggots with a weapon

Sizzla performed “Get To Da Point” in Milan, Italy on April 23rd, 2012, at at other stops on this current tour. You can see this performance on YouTube  “Get To Da Point” Milan April 23, 2012

 

 

 


Sizzla’s “Kill LGBT” Stage Comments and Violation of his Reggae Compassionate Act Agreement

In 2007, Sizzla signed a Reggae Compassionate Act form. By signing this form, he agreed not to promote hatred and violence. You can see Sizzla’s signed RCA form at http://bit.ly/HxesU6

Before the end of 2007 Sizzla (and Capleton) can be seen violating their RCA agreements in this YouTube video shot at the “GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza” on 12/25/07 in Jamaica:  http://bit.ly/bk6FJn

If you listen closely you can hear Sizzla say:

3:36 Capleton: “All who bun battyboy and sodomite?” Sizzla performs “Big

Long Guns” (a song to incite murder by gunfire).

Capleton returns:  “All a who a bun battyman n sodomite, show both hands and

you don’t suck  cocky or pussy” and uses chants “tun e up” (a subtle way to

say kill). He  urges participation and indicates that those who don’t are

gay.

6:22  Sizzla: “Kill battyman n sodomite” and continues “Kill dem outa de

place.”

09:45 Capleton: “Battyman fi dead di yuth em right bout  that.”  (“Faggots should die. The youth are right about that.”)

(“Battyboy” and “battyman” are derogatory Jamaican Patois  terms for gay men.

We translate them as “faggot.”  We translate “Battyman fi  dead” as “faggots

should die.”  “Battyman fi dead di yuth em right bout that”  is “faggots should

die the youth are right about that.”)

 


 

For some further reading about dancehall, “fyah burn,” homophobia in Jamaica

Sexual acts in Jamaica between two consenting adult men are illegal under their “buggery” laws. This is also true of the other English-speaking, former British colonies in the Caribbean, except for the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The penalty for breaking the “buggery” laws in Jamaica is up to 10 years at hard labour.

Sex between two consenting adult females is not illegal in Jamaica, but many Jamaicans think that it is. Lesbians in Jamaica are subject to assaults and discrimination. They are also subject to “corrective rapes.” Unfortunately, there are also “corrective rapes” in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Jamaica is a deeply religious country and it is about 80% conservative Christian denominations. Jamaica boasts that it has the most churches per square mile of any country in the world.

Rastafarians are a minority religion in Jamaica, perhaps 5% of the population. They believe in the Old Testament of the Bible. They do not eat pork or shrimp per Old Testament teachings. The dreadlocks and beards are also from the Old Testament. The Rastafarians believe in the anti gay teachings of Leviticus 20:13.

LGBT people are discriminated against or despised in all the segments of Jamaican culture: Government, law enforcement, education, churches and in medical care.

The U.S., Canada and the U.K. grant asylum to LGBT people from Jamaica. Gay people are even set on fire or burned alive in their homes in Jamaica. People with AIDS have been “necklaced.”

Suggested Reading:

“Dancehall Dossier” http://bit.ly/9fKHdV

Guernica Magazine “Murder Music” http://bit.ly/gjX4Iu

Time Magazine “The Most Homophobic Place on Earth?”  http://bit.ly/d2Xf

“28 LGBT Jamaicans granted asylum in U.S. in 2010″ http://bit.ly/g84GcQ

Amnesty International USA “’Battybwoys affi dead:’ Action against homophobia in Jamaica”  http://bit.ly/lfBJm4

Hour.ca “What happened to ‘One Love’?”  http://bit.ly/cHUwYv

Human Rights Watch “All Jamaicans Are Threatened by a Culture of Homophobia”  http://bit.ly/cmYPES

The Atlantic “How AIDS Became a Caribbean Crisis” http://bit.ly/cOSZTH

UK Independent “Jamaica: A grim place to be gay” http://bit.ly/dhHA8y

“BIGGEST BATTYBWOY KILLING ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME”       http://bit.ly/d11aQ4

(The word “batty” means “butt” in Jamaican Patois. “Batty man” is a derogatory term for a gay man in Jamaica and the Caribbean. We translate “batty man” or “batty bwoy” as “faggot.”)

There’s more information about homophobia in Jamaica and the Caribbean and murder music and even more links at 21 Years of Musical Mayhem

Worthwhile YouTube Videos:

“Thomas Glave – Oslo Freedom Forum 2011″ http://bit.ly/FRpgha

“JAMAICA: TOWARD A QUEER PRAYER,” by Thomas Glave. Delivered, with some changes, at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2011.  http://bit.ly/147aAGE

“Batty Boys Need to Stay Far From We” http://bit.ly/cBRGDb

“HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: A deadly cycle of stigma and secrecy (part 1 of 5)”  http://bit.ly/9gYe6j

 


Sizzla Official Statement

On March 23rd, 2012, Sizzla issued an OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Here are some of the highlights:

It is good to remember that Sizzla has not been arrested, convicted, or charged with any crime and does not have a criminal record what so ever.

Sizzla doesn’t seem to have any criminal convictions, but he has had several arrests on Firearms-related Charges

Sizzla and all human beings are entitled to freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and artistic freedom as afforded to him by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Sizzla certainly has freedom of speech. It is important to remember that all LGBT people and all people who support human rights and all people who oppose the promotion of hatred, violence and calls for vigilante killing, also have freedom of speech.

. . . every attempt to sabotage or cancel a Sizzla show is a form of censorship against him and the musical genre.

It is Sizzla and other murder music artistes who are trying to censor LGBT people and human rights advocates. Sizzla is trying to intimidate LGBT people and human rights activists into silence with his charges of censorship.

In fact, when Sizzla calls for LGBT people to be killed, he is advocating an extreme form of censorship. When someone is dead, they have no freedom of speech and we know that Gays Are Killed In Jamaica

Just as Sizzla has the right to call for LGBT people to be killed, LGBT people and human rights activists have the right to say openly that Sizzla is wrong. LGBT people and human rights activists have the right to contact the owners and managers of theaters and concert halls and ask them to not present murder music artistes like Sizzla. The theater and concert hall owners and managers have every right to decide that murder music artistes are not suitable for their venues.

Patois the language that Sizzla uses to express his music are forms of metaphoric and allegoric expression. The messages in the songs are based on words that have been misconstrued and mistranslated.

Sizzla’s calls for LGBT people to be killed in his songs and in his stage comments are not “metaphoric” or “allegoric.” Calls such as “Shot battybwoy, my big gun boom” and “Sodomite and faggots, I say death to them” are direct and explicit calls for LGBT people to be killed.

The term batty boy was derived from the rise of pedophiles and rape of young boys in Jamaica.

Here Sizzla is trying to redefine the long-used terms “batty boy” and “batty man” as being pedophiles, rather than gay men. Gay men are consenting adult men who are sexually attracted to other consenting adult men.

These two terms, “batty boy” and “batty man” have been in use for decades in Jamaica and are well-understood to mean “gay man.”

These two terms are used in many songs which clearly are not about child sexual molestation, such as Buju Banton’s song “Boom Bye Bye.”

Just for the record, gay men are no more likely to be pedophiles than other men Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation

Sizzla has a catalogue of over 67 albums and well over 90% of his music is uplifting, positive, speaks of family, empowerment, love, spirituality, and unity.

Sizzla also has many songs where he calls for LGBT people and others to be killed or lynched. Take a look at BIGGEST BATTYBWOY KILLING ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME

 

Sizzla Canceled U.S. Tour Schedule for November and December 2013

 

City

Venue

Date

San Antonio, TX

The Korova

11/10/13

New Orleans, LA

 The Howlin’ Wolf

11/12/13

Pensacola, FL

Vinyl Music Hall       

11/13/13

Jacksonville, FL

Plush     

11/14/13

St Petersburg, FL

Jannus Live

11/15/13

Orlando, FL

The Mela Room

11/16/13

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Revolution Live

11/17/13

Raleigh, NC

Lincoln Theatre

11/20/13

Washington, D.C.

The Howard Theatre

11/21/13

Norfolk, VA

The NorVa     

11/22/13

New York, NY

B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

11/23/13

Hartford, CT

West Indian Social Club

11/24/13

New Haven, CT

Toad’s Place

11/25/13

New Haven, CT

Toad’s Place

12/01/13

Niagra Falls, NY

The Rapids Theatre     

12/03/13

Lawrence, KS

Granada Theatre

12/09/13

    

Denver, CO

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

12/11/13

New Orleans, LA

The Howlin’ Wolf

12/12/13

Seattle, WA

Showbox at the Market

12/22/13

21 Years of Musical Mayhem – “Boom Bye Bye” – 1992 to 2013

By: Heathen07 Tuesday August 20, 2013 1:54 am

Please watch this video “Buju Banton – Boom Bye Bye.” First understand the lyrics and then “dislike” the video on YouTube if you feel like it!

Buju Banton’s Very Controversial, Homophobic song “Boom Bye Bye”

Jamaican dancehall performer Mark Myrie is known worldwide as “Buju Banton.”

The line ” . . . Boom bye bye / Inna batty bwoy head . . . ” is repeated at least twelve times in the popular version of Buju Banton’s song “Boom Bye Bye.” This line can be interpreted as saying “bullets to your head, gay man.” A few seconds later there is a line that starts “shoot dem . . .” accompanied by gunshot sounds. There can be little doubt that Mark Myrie (“Buju Banton”) advocates the murder of gay men in “Boom Bye Bye.”

Sometime in August 2013, Buju Banton’s infamous song “Boom Bye Bye” passed the 21st anniversary of the date of its release in the U.S., the U.K. and the world. This heinous but catchy song was sent as a 12 inch single to discos and dance clubs all over the U.S. and the U.K. Many of these clubs were LGBT clubs which played the song.

“Boom Bye Bye” calls for gay men to be shot in the head, shot with an Uzi, have acid splashed on them and then to be burned like an old tire or necklaced.

“Boom Bye Bye” is very popular in Jamaica and the Caribbean, although it cannot be played on Jamaican radio. The song has been very controversial over the past 21 years in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and countries in Europe where LGBT people have gained some acceptance and legal protections.

The lyrics for “Boom Bye Bye” are posted here: Boom Bye Bye Lyrics. If you would like to see the lyrics with a translation from the Jamaican Patois look here: Dancehall Dossier.

To understand the lyrics of “Boom Bye Bye,” you must know that “batty man” and “batty bwoy” are derogatory terms for a gay man in Jamaican Patois. Whenever you hear “batty bwoy” in “Boom Bye Bye” substitute any common derogatory slur for “gay.” (The word “batty” in Jamaican Patois means “butt.” So “batty man” means “butt man” and “batty bwoy” means “butt boy.”)

Listen for this line in the song: “Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man / Dem haffi dead.” This is a line that clearly refers to gay men. “Dem haffi dead” means “they [gays] have to die.” The line is repeated ten times in the song.

There are several early, live versions of “Boom Bye Bye,” performed by Buju Banton, on YouTube, that contain the line, in clear English: “murder batty bwoy.” This line is not in the 1992 international release of the song. (The “murder batty bwoy” line is replaced by the line: “shoot di batty bwoy . . . ” in the 1992 international release.) You can hear this “murder batty bwoy” line on YouTube videos Buju And Shabba Contreversy and Buju Banton live in Jamaica 1992 (2/2).

“Boom Bye Bye” was almost immediately controversial in the U.S. and the U.K. after it was released in August 1992. This YouTube video shows some of the reaction: boom bye bye buju banton interview. Over all these years and after all of the criticism and controversy over “Boom Bye Bye,” Buju Banton has never distanced himself from the “kill LGBT” message of the song. In fact, he has defended the song.

The most popular version of “Boom Bye Bye” on YouTube now has more than 9,300,000 views. You can download the hateful “Boom Bye Bye” on Amazon and on Apple’s iTunes.

Buju Banton’s Reggae Compassionate Act Agreement

Like a number of other murder music artistes, Buju Banton signed a Reggae Compassionate Act agreement in 2007, using his real name, Mark Myrie. This was an agreement in which he promised not to promote hatred and violence. Buju almost immediately denied ever signing an RCA agreement. And he has violated his Reggae Compassionate Act agreement many times since signing it in 2007.

Of the murder music artistes listed in the Dancehall Dossier who have signed Reggae Compassionate Act agreements, only the group T.O.K. has complied with their agreement.

Buju Banton’s Arrest and Convictions on Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy Charges

Buju Banton, whose real name is “Mark Myrie,” is currently serving a 10 year term in U.S. federal custody after his conviction in February 2011 and sentencing in June 2011 on charges of “conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms (11 pounds) or more of cocaine and using a telephone to commit a drug offense.” He is scheduled to be released on January 3rd, 2019 Mark Myrie – BOP Inmate Locator.

Homophobic performer Capleton’s Schedule 2013

By: Heathen07 Tuesday March 19, 2013 9:30 pm

Capleton in Spain November 2008 (Public Domain – Creative Commons)

Intensely homophobic, hateful Capleton has nothing scheduled for the U.S. at this time.

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Who Is Capleton And What Is He Doing In 2013?

By: Heathen07 Tuesday March 19, 2013 12:46 am

Capleton in Spain November 2008  (Public Domain – Creative Commons)

Capleton has nothing scheduled in the U.S. at this time.


Fuse News: Boston’s Hiberarian Hall pulls plug on contoversial reggae act

How Capleton Got Canceled At Hibernarian Hall in Boston for 11/08/13

If you see that Capleton is scheduled to perform in your area, please show the information below to the venue manager.

Controversial Jamaican dancehall performer Capleton has a history of writing and performing songs that call for LGBT people to be killed.  He also has a history of making homophobic comments from the stage during performances. (See Capleton’s “Kill LGBT” Songs below and Amnesty International USA “’Battybwoys affi dead:’ Action against homophobia in Jamaica”  http://bit.ly/lfBJm4 )

Capleton has songs where he sings about “equal rights and justice for all” (“That Day Will Come”), but he also is known to call for the death of LGBT people from the stage. We don’t know if he understands the contradiction.

Capleton’s manager, Claudette Kemp, denies that he has written or sung songs that call for LGBT people to be killed. They may also tell clubs that Capleton signed an agreement in 2007 (“Reggae Compassionate Act agreement”) in which he promised not to promote hatred and violence. What they don’t tell clubs is that Capleton violated that agreement before the end of 2007. Capleton also claims that his kill LGBT songs are “misunderstood or misinterpreted.” A number of Capleton’s kill LGBT songs are on YouTube and you can listen carefully for yourself and hear the calls for LGBT people to be murdered for yourself. Lyrics of Capleton’s songs are online and some relevant translations are provided below.

Capleton puts on a charity fundraiser in Jamaica every year called “A St Mary Mi Come From.”  This is a good thing that he does and benefits a school and a hospital in Jamaica. At the 2011 “”A St Mary Mi Come From” benefit, the Ruff Kut band performed “Boom Bye Bye,” one of the most infamous murder music songs and Capleton performed “Slew Dem,” in which he says gay men should be dead.  (“Boom Bye Bye” is a song by Buju Banton. For more information about Buju Banton and “Boom Bye Bye” see 20 Years of Musical Mayhem ).

Singing “Slew Dem” at the 2011 “A St Mary Mi Come From” would be another violation of Capleton’s Reggae Compassionate Act Agreement.

Capleton is as homophobic as he always has been and continued singing his “kill LGBT” song “Slew Dem” while touring in 2012. He performed “Slew Dem” at his “A St Mary Mi Come From” fundraiser in 2012 which also featured “kill LGBT” songs from Sizzla.

There is a YouTube video of Capleton violating his Reggae Compassionate Act agreement before the end of 2007. See section “Capleton’s ‘Kill LGBT’ Stage Comments and Violation of his Reggae Compassionate Act Agreement below. There is a link to the YouTube video in the section. Using the transcription/translation that is provided, and listening carefully, you can hear the violations for yourself.

At a minimum, a club hiring Capleton to perform should have an agreement with him about singing lyrics or making comments that call for hatred against, violence to and/or murder of LGBT people. Believe it or not, such songs and comments are acceptable in some areas of the world, such as in Jamaica, the Caribbean and some African countries. They are not acceptable in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Capleton and his colleague Sizzla Kolonji are ultra-orthodox Rastafarians (“Bobo Ashanti” or “Bobo Dreads”). They are known as “fyah burn” (“fire burn”) artistes because of their calls to God to burn wickedness. The calls are supposed to be metaphoric, but sometimes people take it literally in the Caribbean and set LGBT people on fire. LGBT people have also been necklaced in the Caribbean. Rastafarians, in general, take the Old Testament of the Bible literally, including Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13. They believe these verses of the Bible to be the literal words and commands of God.

Sizzla continues to violate his Reggae Compassionate Act agreement. On February 24th, 2011, at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Black History concert series in Kingston, Sizzla sang two of his “kill LGBT” songs “Get to the Point” and “Pump Up.” These two songs are in the “Dancehall Dossier,” see link below. On April 24th, 2011, at the “Coke Zero Live on the Waterfront” event in Montego Bay, Sizzla called for the lynching of gays by singing Buju Banton’s “kill LGBT” anthem “Boom Bye Bye.” Sizzla at Coke Zero Live on the Waterfront

What can you do?

Anyone who opposes the promotion of hatred, violence and vigilante killing or lynching should be encouraged to speak out against Capleton and the other “kill LGBT” performers.

If Capleton is scheduled to appear at a club or other venue in your area, talk to the owners or managers of the club or venue. They may not know about Capleton’s history. Give them a link to this webpage. There is a good chance that Capleton and promoters have misrepresented Capleton’s past history to the club/venue owners or managers.

Talk to your local Pride Committee, LGBT Community Center and LGBT media. They can let communities know about the appearance. Polite calls to the club or venue can have an effect. Over the years there have been a number of protests and demonstrations at clubs.

Set up a Facebook page like this one:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/444421732263436/   Use Twitter and other social media to let the communities know that Capleton is coming to town.

When someone who has called for the death of LGBT people comes to a town, someone should speak out against that.

LGBT people and others who support equal rights and fair treatment of LGBT people are often accused of “censorship” when we speak out against “kill LGBT” performers such as Capleton. But it is Capleton and the other murder music artistes who are trying to censor LGBT people. LGBT people are actually killed in Jamaica and once you are dead, you no longer have any “freedom of speech.” Killing someone or threatening to kill someone is the ultimate censorship. It is very effective censorship in Jamaica and the Caribbean, where an LGBT person clearly risks their life if they speak out.

If a murder music performance is not canceled, it is very helpful to have documentation of the performance. Were “kill LGBT” comments made from the stage? Were “kill LGBT” songs performed? Were homophobic songs played between performances? Video and audio documentation is helpful. Be a spy for freedom! Post the homophobic stuff on YouTube. Let us know if the performance is or is not homophobic.

 

Capleton’s “Kill LGBT” Songs

Capleton has four songs in the “Dancehall Dossier” that call for LGBT people to be killed. The “Dancehall Dossier” is a PDF file at http://bit.ly/9fKHdV I highly recommend the “Dancehall Dossier” to all LGBT people and to everyone who is interested in equal rights.

Lyrics below are all from the “Dancehall Dossier.”

Below the four “kill LGBT” songs is a YouTube video showing Capleton and another dancehall performer, Sizzla, making comments from the stage that LGBT people should be killed. Both are violating their Reggae Compassionate Act agreements not to promote hatred and violence.

You can watch the YouTube video yourself and read the partial transcript of the objectionable comments below. A little patient and careful listening will reward you with a clear understanding of what these anti LGBT performers do while on stage, in addition to singing songs that call for the death of LGBT people.

Capleton may not perform these “kill LGBT” songs or make “kill LGBT” comments from the stage during a particular performance. However, he has broken his Reggae Compassionate Act agreement, on video. He performs in other countries and Jamaica and may be performing “kill LGBT” songs or making “kill LGBT” comments from the stage in these other countries. Other than his broken Reggae Compassionate Act agreement, he has never distanced himself from the “kill LGBT” message of a number of his songs. He could perform one of his “kill LGBT” songs or deliver a rant calling for LGBT people to be killed at any performance, anywhere.

This song is on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbT9i21oO4Q

Complete lyrics at http://www.smartlyrics.com/Song584117-Capleton-Bun-Out-Di-Chi-Chi-lyrics.aspx

Bun Out Di Chi Chi

Bun out ah chi chi, Blood out ah chi chi
Burn out a queer, Blood out a queer

Blood out: as in chop, cut, stab, shoot… is a particularly violent,graphic expression
Batty dem ah fuck and ah suck too much pussy
Queers are fucking and sucking too much pussy

In Jamaica, pussy can refer to oral sex in general, which is also considered sodomy

Blood out ah chi chi, Blood out ah shitty
Blood out a queer, Blood out a shit (fucker)


On YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX09otrQNXQ

Complete lyrics at http://www.smartlyrics.com/Song584123-Capleton-Whoa-New-Way-lyrics.aspx

Whoa!  “New Way”

Sadomite and batty man shot-up….Whoa
Sodomite and queer man, shoot up… Whoa


On YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_GoM4CaJQ

Note: This song is incorrectly listed as “Give Har” in the “Dancehall Dossier.”

Complete lyrics at: http://www.lyrics007.com/Capleton%20Lyrics/More%20Prophet%20Lyrics.html

More Prophet

“Shoulda know seh Capleton bun battyman
You should know that Capleton burns queers

“Dem same fire apply to di lesbian
The same fire applies to lesbians

“Seh mi bun everything from mi know seh dem gay
Say, I burn everything as long as I know that they’re gay

“All boogaman and sodemites fi get killed
All queers and sodomites should be killed”


 

On YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03yflYWVhrI

Complete lyrics at http://www.allreggaelyrics.com/post-comments.php?arti_id=1748&cha=C

Hang Dem Up

Yow….String dem up and hang dem up alive
Yow, string them up and hang them up alive

Bare batty man come round yah …
All queers who come around here

Dis mamma earth sey none cyann survive
This mama earth says none can survive.


Capleton’s “Kill LGBT” Stage Comments and Violation of his Reggae Compassionate Act Agreement

In 2007, Capleton signed a Reggae Compassionate Act form. By signing this form, he agreed not to promote hatred and violence. You can see the signed form at http://bit.ly/f5OPlT

Before the end of 2007, on 12/25/07, Capleton (and Sizzla) can be seen violating their RCA agreements in this YouTube video shot at the “GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza” in Jamaica:  http://bit.ly/bk6FJn

If you listen closely you can hear Capleton say:

3:36 Capleton: “All who bun battyboy and sodomite?” Sizzla performs “Big
Long Guns” (a song to incite murder by gunfire).

Capleton returns:  “All a who a bun battyman n sodomite, show both hands and
you don’t suck  cocky or pussy” and uses chants “tun e up” (a subtle way to
say kill). He  urges participation and indicates that those who don’t are
gay.

6:22  Sizzla: “Kill battyman n sodomite” and continues “Kill dem outa de
place.”

09:45 Capleton: “Battyman fi dead di yuth em right bout  that.”  (“Faggots should die. The youth are right about that.”)

(“Battyboy” and “battyman” are derogatory Jamaican Patois  terms for gay men.
We translate them as “faggot.”  We translate “Battyman fi  dead” as “faggots
should die.”  “Battyman fi dead di yuth em right bout that”  is “faggots should
die the youth are right about that.”)

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For some further reading about dancehall, “fyah burn,” homophobia in Jamaica

Sexual acts in Jamaica between two consenting adult men are illegal under their “buggery” laws. This is also true of the other English-speaking, former British colonies in the Caribbean, except for the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The penalty for breaking the “buggery” laws in Jamaica is up to 10 years at hard labour.

Sex between two consenting adult females is not illegal in Jamaica, but many Jamaicans think that it is. Lesbians in Jamaica are subject to assaults and discrimination. They are also subject to “corrective rapes.” Unfortunately, there are also “corrective rapes” in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Jamaica is a deeply religious country and it is about 80% conservative Christian denominations. Jamaica boasts that it has the most churches per square mile of any country in the world.

Rastafarians are a minority religion in Jamaica, perhaps 5% of the population. They believe in the Old Testament of the Bible. They do not eat pork or shrimp per Old Testament teachings. The dreadlocks and beards are also from the Old Testament. The Rastafarians believe in the anti gay teachings of Leviticus 20:13.

LGBT people are discriminated against or despised in all the segments of Jamaican culture: Government, law enforcement, education, churches and in medical care.

The U.S., Canada and the U.K. grant asylum to LGBT people from Jamaica. Gay people are even set on fire or burned alive in their homes in Jamaica. People with AIDS have been “necklaced.”

Suggested Reading:

“Dancehall Dossier” http://bit.ly/9fKHdV

Guernica Magazine “Murder Music” http://bit.ly/gjX4Iu

Time Magazine “The Most Homophobic Place on Earth?”  http://bit.ly/d2Xf

“Homophobia in Jamaica and ‘Murder Music’” http://bit.ly/HHWSmh

“28 LGBT Jamaicans granted asylum in U.S. in 2010″ http://bit.ly/g84GcQ

Amnesty International USA “’Battybwoys affi dead:’ Action against homophobia in Jamaica”  http://bit.ly/lfBJm4

Hour.ca “What happened to ‘One Love’?”  http://bit.ly/cHUwYv

Human Rights Watch “All Jamaicans Are Threatened by a Culture of Homophobia”  http://bit.ly/cmYPES

The Atlantic “How AIDS Became a Caribbean Crisis” http://bit.ly/cOSZTH

UK Independent “Jamaica: A grim place to be gay” http://bit.ly/dhHA8y

“BIGGEST BATTYBWOY KILLING ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME”       http://bit.ly/d11aQ4

(The word “batty” means “butt” in Jamaican Patois. “Batty man” is a derogatory term for a gay man in Jamaica and the Caribbean. We translate “batty man” or “batty bwoy” as “faggot.”)

There’s more information about homophobia in Jamaica and the Caribbean and murder music and even more links at 20 Years of Musical Mayhem

Watch these YouTube Videos:

“Thomas Glave – Oslo Freedom Forum 2011″  http://bit.ly/FRpgha

“JAMAICA: TOWARD A QUEER PRAYER,” by Thomas Glave. Delivered, with some changes, at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2011.  http://bit.ly/147aAGE

“Dr. Evil aka Leftside – My Name Is Dr. Evil (Disturbia Mashup)”   http://bit.ly/HRNgiE

“Batty Boys Need to Stay Far From We” http://bit.ly/cBRGDb

“HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: A deadly cycle of stigma and secrecy (part 1 of 5)”  http://bit.ly/9gYe6j

We Are Jamaicans – LGBT Jamaicans Speak Out

By: Heathen07 Thursday January 24, 2013 1:10 pm

 

We Are Jamaicans has posted many videos on YouTube in which LGBT Jamaicans and non LGBT supporters of equal rights for LGBT people in Jamaica speak out about the violations of the human rights of LGBT People in Jamaica.

This is a very courageous and dangerous thing to do because they are literally risking their lives.

If two adult men have consensual sex in Jamaica, that is a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison at hard labor. This law is rarely enforced.

Even though the law criminalizing adult consensual male-to-male sex in Jamaica is rarely enforced, it makes all gay men unindicted criminals, with devastating human rights abuse of Jamaican LGBT people.

There are no laws in Jamaica that criminalize sex between two consenting adult women. But many Jamaicans think that sex between consenting adult women is also illegal.

Lesbians are subjected to the same hatred, violent attacks and persecution in Jamaica that gay men are subjected to. Lesbians are also subjected to something called “Corrective Rape.”

A number of countries in the Caribbean, besides Jamaica, criminalize LGBT sex between consenting adults. LGBT people cannot even legally enter Trinidad & Tobago and Belize, though these laws are rarely enforced. Barbados and Guyana both have a life sentence penalty for consensual sex between two consenting adult men.

Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States all grant asylum to LGBT people from Jamaica and the Caribbean.

The “We Are Jamaicans” campaign is funded with the support of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) through its Global Fund Vulnerablised Project.

Please watch these videos and tell your friends about them.

For more information about the intense homophobia in Jamaica and the Caribbean and “murder music” which is used to promote hatred, violence and lynching in Jamaica and the Caribbean, see “21 Years of Musical Mayhem – ‘Boom Bye Bye’ – 1992 to 2013″

YouTube Playlist Anti LGBT Violence In Jamaica

This is a very powerful YouTube video about what LGBT people experience in Jamaica: Thomas Glave – Oslo Freedom Forum 2011

This is a near transcription of Thomas Glave’s presentation at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2011 (YouTube video link above): Jamaica: Toward a Queer Prayer

Loopy at Lupo’s in Providence: Homophobic Beenie Man 01/24/13 . . . Indigo Girls 02/26/13

By: Heathen07 Monday January 14, 2013 3:07 am

All images are public domain

(All the photos are public domain)

 

Homophobic Jamaican dancehall performer Beenie Man is scheduled to appear at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, on January 24th, 2013. The lesbian group Indigo Girls is scheduled to perform the next month, on February 26th, 2013.

Then on March 3, 2013, the LGBT friendly group Tenacious D, which features actor Jack Black with Kyle Gass.

The Indigo Girls and Tenacious D will perform on a stage where, a little more than a month before, someone who has written and performed a song, Mi Nah Wallah, in which he says he would like to cut the throats of all gay men performed.

To his credit, Beenie Man has tried to reach out to LGBT people over the past year.

Still, this lineup is ironic, don’t you think?

Flag horrific, racist YouTube video “Freezer Full Of”

By: Heathen07 Thursday October 18, 2012 12:33 am

Frame grab from YouTube video “Freezer Full Of”

YouTube’s Community Guidelines state:

We encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we don’t permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity)

Grinded Nig is a truly disgusting neo-Nazi/white supremacist band.

One of their most awful, racist songs Lyrics: Freezer Full Of . . . has been posted again on YouTube as Freezer Full Of.

This video pretty clearly violates YouTube’s “Community Guidelines.” Watch the video while looking at the lyrics to see for yourself.

If you agree, please flag the video on YouTube.

At least two prior versions of this song have already been removed from YouTube after being flagged.

Grinded Nig had a song on the “Smashing Rainbows: Rock Against Homosexuality” CD from the neo-Nazi “Fetch the Rope Records.” The song title is “Torture & Humiliation.”

See “Kill LGBT” neo-Nazi Compilation CD Removed From Amazon.com Now! For more information about the “Smashing Rainbows” CD.