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Queen I-frica Sacrificial Lamb for Music Censorship • Boomshots
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… The activists released the following statement: “Today, unfortunately we are outside this club, because one of the main oppressors of LGBT people in Jamaica is coming to this club in Queens and we want to make sure that our voice of opposition to this oppressor of LGBT people is heard. What she says and what she does is offensive. It is hate speech and it needs to end. Her [Queen I-frica] coming to Queens, the borough of nations, where we pride ourselves in our diversity is also offensive to us. This type of hatred has to end. This is hate speech not free speech and people need to realize the difference between the two.” Picture of Daniel Dromm and Activists Outside Amazura Night Club In Queens NYC …