Press release No.TR10INT11B
Sizzla was supposed to appear at Palavàs-les-Flots (South of France) the 21st of August. In 1998, this singer of Jamaican Reggae-Dancehall called for «burn the Whites in Jamaica», following his crooning in 2001 to «shoot queers, my big gun goes boom». He signed the Reggae Compassionate Act (RCA) on 15 April 2007, which was supposed to put an end to these lyrics. However, he later showed no intention of respecting it and performed «Nah Apologize».
In a communiqué of 5 August 2010
Sizzla is still scheduled to appear at the Élysée Montmartre on Friday 24 September 2010 at 19:00hrs. Just for the record, this venue happened to host the Que Fuerte Paris Gaypride Party on 26 June this year.
We once again demand that those singers highlighted by the international Stop Murder Music campaign (of which Tjenbé Rèd is a coordinator in France) should sign and respect the RCA. These include Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Capleton, Elephant Man, Sizzla, TOK and Vybz Kartel as well as Mavado, Dr Evil and Leftside.
Pour Tjenbé Rèd
(Association afro-caribéenne de lutte contre les homophobies, les racismes & le sida),
le président, David AUERBACH CHIFFRIN
firstname.lastname@example.org - +596 6 96 05 24 55 - +33 6 10 55 63 60