Too dirty dancing?
There is once again criticism being voiced about the dance moves which are wildly popular on Jamaican dance floors.
The criticism comes from Margaret Macaulay, who is a Jamaican judge on the Inter- American Court, a womens rights activist, an attorney and she has also been labelled a “child lobbyist”. She’s a pretty outspoken woman and from this photo of her in the Gleaner she looks like someone you may not want to mess with. Read a profile of her here.
This time, the dance being singled out is called “daggerin” . See the Youtube clip below for an illustration. The dance basically takes it’s name as the sharp stabbing motion simulating a man and woman having sex.
Macauley’s criticism is directed at the parents of young children who are exposing their kids to the dance and who can be seen sometimes putting out these moves late at night in front of loud sound systems in ghetto areas of Kingston, Jamaica. I myself have witnessed this on a number of occasions on Smith Lane in Kingston.
She may have a point but it doesn’t seem to amount to anything other than an opinion which will quickly disappear into the ether. What practically can be done? It’s only a dance after all isn’t it?