Rae Town’s Reggae Hits
Someone is spoiling their fun, their vibes, their livelihoods.
A long standing reggae old hits night is the latest casualty in the clampdown on music events going on in Jamaica. The Noise Abatement Act is a law from 1997 which prohibits loudspeakers after 11pm and at music events after 2am. I mean come on – this is Jamaica where the dances go on until 6 in the morning standard time. What is going on here?
Well the residents of Rae Town are now losing their weekly Sunday night reggae old hits session which many of the people in this poor community based their livelihoods around – whether it was selling alittle fish to the crowds or just to spread some good vibes.
I have no idea why the government are deciding to enforce this law at this time, probably to distract people from the fact that the economy is in crisis.