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B-GLAD: No problem with Buju

Ryan Gilkes,

Added 01 January 2019

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Donnya Piggott, president and founder of Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals Against Discrimination B-GLAD. (FILE)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of Barbados Gays, Lesbians Against Discrimination (B-GLAD), Donnya Piggott, says the group has no issue with Jamaican dancehall recording artist Buju Banton performing in Barbados this year.

Promoters Fas7Star Entertainment recently announced via social media that the popular artiste would headline an April 27 concert, Long Walk To Freedom, as part of the Barbados Reggae Festival.
The news came weeks after the artist – real name Mark Myrie – was released after serving seven years in a United States prison for a major drug conviction.

Piggott said Buju had done a lot for Caribbean people, whether gay, straight, lesbian or transgender, in terms of his contribution to music. She noted that while he was influential across the region, the harm which his song Boom Bye Bye had caused could not be denied, but the association, much like him, was looking to the future.

The popular song, released in 1993, openly advocated the killing of gay people and there had been calls for the Jamaican deejay to denounce the song.  (ROG)

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