Daggering fi STOP
Daggerin’ songs banned
Francine Black, Staff Reporter
With immediate effect, the Broadcasting Commission has put a ban on the playing of all ‘daggerin” songs and songs that require ‘bleeping’ on all radio and television stations, including local cable channels.
In a release issued last night, the commission said it was working with the broadcast licensees, the Minister of Information, the Media Association of Jamaica, the Jamaica Association of Community Cable Operators, the entertainment fraternity and other stakeholders to end what it described as ‘the deluge of inappropriate content on the airwaves”.
“There shall not be transmitted through radio or television or cable services, any recording, live song or music video, which promotes the act of ‘daggering’, or which makes reference to, or is otherwise suggestive of ‘daggering’,” the release stated.
As it relates to bleeping, the commission has taken a similar approach. “There shall not be transmitted through radio or television or cable services, any audio recording, song or music video which employs editing techniques of ‘bleeping’ or ‘beeping’ of its original lyrical content.”
In light of the ban, the commission is urging all broadcasters to take immediate action. “Programme managers and station owners or operators are hereby required to take immediate steps to prevent transmission of any recorded material relating to ‘daggering’ or ‘bleeping’.
The commission further said if the stations do not comply, the public should expect strong disciplinary action to be taken.
The ban will mean that songs such as Vegas’s Daggerin’, RDX’s Daggerin’ and Dagga Train and Aidonia’s Hundred Stab should no longer be played because of their daggerin’ content. In addition, songs such as the popular collaboration between Spice and Vbyz Kartel, Rampin’ Shop, as well as Kartel’s Get Wild and Last Man Standing and Mavado’s Full Clip would be banned because they have sections that are bleeped.
The commission describes daggerin’ as a “colloquial term or phrase used in dancehall culture as a reference to hard-core sex or what is popularly referred to as ‘dry’ sex, or the activities of persons engaged in the public simulation of various sexual acts and positions.”
it was fitting that I saw this article some minutes after explaining to IBIS my views on how women prostitute themselves on various stages. We were viewing SOCA Monach Semis and the discussion came up… I can understand where the JA Broadcasting Commission is going with this but it doesnt stop the television from broadcasting the simulated sex act on television… I wonder who this really seeks to ‘protect’
this ban will certainly affect the broadcasts from foreign providers… not that they are necessary to the Jamaican market… but what if this measure is taken up by TATT…
hole ah gyal an dagga… dagga… dagga…
Dagger – Mr. Slaughter