Politricks & the Shitstem
Argonaut Sounds // 1900-2100 05.05.10
politricks & the shitstem
Tonight we're 'celebrating' the quatro/cinq-ennial carve-up that is the general election with a look at the blood-stained world of Jamaican politics (or in Rasta parlance, politricks) and the interplay between music and government.
In a country where drinking the wrong colour of beer can get the shottas on your back - red stripe = red = PNP, heineken = green = JLP - and the electoral murder count usually reaches the hundreds, Jamaican musicians have always had a bit to say.
Perhaps we ought to be grateful that over here all we have to deal with is a mountain of flyers, and the fact our votes don't make any difference...
Posted at 18:04, 5th May 2010