Posts tagged "Grand Gala"

Queen I-frica Sacrificial Lamb for Music Censorship

Queen I-frica Sacrificial Lamb for Music Censorship

On May 23, 2014, Queens Councilman, Daniel Dromm, lead a 200 person rally outside of Amazura Night Club, in an effort to cancel tonight’s stage show, “Invasion of the Queens.” The all-female line up, feauring live performances from dancehall reggae stars Queen I-frica, Lady Saw, Etana, Spice, Sister Carol, Junie Ranks, Sister Nancy and Lady Ann, faced opposition from the Councilman and LGBT groups concerned about Queen I-frica headlining the show: More After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Queen Ifrica “Freedom of Speech”

The Queen Fires Back At Her Critics
Queen Ifrica has been under fire of late for comments she made during an official “Grand Gala” event celebrating Jamaica’s independence at the National Stadium. Performing before a crowd estimated at 20,000 —including Prime Minister Portai Simpson-Miller and numerous other government officials—Ifrica spoke out in favor of ganja decriminalization and also urged the prime minister not to repeal Jamaica’s long-standing anti sodomy law. Coming just two weeks after a cross-dressing youth known as the Gully Queen was stabbed and shot to death by an angry mob, Queen Ifrica’s remarks touched off a firestorm of controversy. Jamaica’s Minister of Culture even issued an official statement expressing regret over her comments. Ifrica has defended her position in the press, and now she’s made a song asserting her right to express her views. Audio After The Jump…  Read more »