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Homophobic, “kill LGBT” performer Capleton starts a new U.S. Tour Pt 1

Jamaican dancehall performer Capleton, who performs songs that call for LGBT people to be killed and makes comments from the stage calling for LGBT people to be killed, is starting a U.S. tour on 09/22/10. He has 25 performances scheduled (as of 10/11/10). The schedule of upcoming performances is below.
Capleton scheduled a U.S. West Coast tour starting in February 2010. Respectful calls and emails from wonderful Pam's House Blend readers along with the same from a nationwide network of activists and local LGBT activists got Capleton's California performances in Arcata, San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Oakland and Long Beach canceled. A performance in Crystal Bay, Nevada was also canceled.
Right now, of the major Jamaican “murder music” artistes (see “Dancehall Dossier” ), only Capleton is able to perform in the U.S. due to visa restrictions.
Capleton and his colleague Sizzla are ultra-orthodox Rastafarians (“Bobo Ashanti” or “Bobo Dreads”). They are known as “fyah burn” (“fire burn”) artistes because of their calls to God to burn wickedness. The calls are supposed to be metaphoric, but sometimes people take it literally in the Caribbean and set LGBT people on fire.
Respectful phone calls and emails to the venues listed below at least let the them know the background of their scheduled performer and that we are interested. I think protests are great. Sometimes just the threat of a protest will get a hateful performer canceled. If you live in an area near one of these venues, please contact your local media, local alternative media, local LGBT press and local LGBT activists. Anyone who opposes the promotion of hatred, violence and vigilante killing should be encouraged to speak out against this and the other performers.
If a performance is not canceled, it is very helpful to have documention of the performance. Were “kill LGBT” comments made? Were “kill LGBT” songs performed? Video and audio documentation is helpful. Be a spy for freedom! Post the homophobic stuff on YouTube. Let us know if the performance is not homophobic.



Tue 10/12/10
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-1772
Scott Morrill – Owner / Head Talent Buyer / Production Manager
Duncan Goodman – Owner / Operations Manager
Thur  10/14/10 – CANCELED
Please thank and patronize Sunshine Theater
Also thank and patronize Launchpad (Albuquerque)
Sunshine Theater
120 Central Ave SM
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 764-0249
Fri 10/15/10
Preet Pavillion
11040 South West Freeway
Houston TX 77074
(713) 937-8100
(281) 568-3344

Sat 10/16/10 – CANCELED – Rescheduled See 10/15/10
Please thank and patronize Fitzgerald's
2706 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-3838

Sun  10/17/10
Flamingo Cantina
515 East Sixth St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-9336

Tue 10/19/10
The Bentley House of Soul
410 George L Davis Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 742-1997

Thur 10/21/10

Plush of Jacksonville
845 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 743-1845
Fri 10/22/10
Club Intrigue
5471 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, Ga 30083  (Atlanta area)
(404) 732-4905  (Upper Level – alternate phone for club)

Sat  10/23/10

Escape Ultra Lounge
8421 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando FL 32809
(407) 854-4200

Mr. CC Productions
(321) 662-1510

Sun  10/24/10

Revolution Live
100 south west 3rd avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 727-0950
Jeff John
Managing Partner & Talent Buyer

(954) 449-1033


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