Re: white jewish reggae
Posted By: Masimba Musodza In Response To: Re: white jewish reggae (gman)
Date: Wednesday, 12 April 2006, at 6:29 a.m.
In Response To: Re: white jewish reggae (gman)
But what did you expect? Who runs the music industry? Is it those flashy Blacks who own "labels"? No, it's a really rich powerful white elite.
The way I look at it, instead of making noise about this guy's success, we should see it as an exposure of our failure to establish our own industries. Marcus Garvey talked about these things a long time ago, but people still don't get it.
Music achievement is seen in terms of getting a Grammy. Even an African artiste aspires to get a Grammy, because it is in the mind of some that this is the meaning of achievement.
In Zimbabwe, the music industry was controlled by whites. There aren't enough whites in the country to form a record-buying public. I remember a few black artistes tried to form their own labels, and they met with resistance from other blacks. Today, of course, it is possible to have a recording studio on a PC, and make your own CDs and so on, so that monopoly has been broken.
Instead of complaining about one Jewish guy getting catapulted- we should acknowledge that Black people do not have control over the reggae industry. That's the first step towards remedy.
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