Carlene to host dancehall sex debate


August 04, 2017
Dancehall Queen Carlene

In a steamy end to the inaugural Dancehall Festival, original Dancehall Queen Carlene will turn up the temperature at House of Dancehall, Cargill Avenue, on Tuesday, when she takes the mic and discusses whether ghetto girls really have the 'wickedest slam'.

The topic is one of the most controversial in dancehall and will explore whether women from the ghetto have something unique that inspired the Beenie Man smash hit song, Slam, of the '90s.

Carlene, the person who took sexuality in dancehall to another level, paving the way for artistes like Spice and Ishawna, will be an interesting debate host as she is known as an 'uptown girl' who was the original sex symbol of dancehall.

For years, many have wondered about what it is to have your 'banana peeled', to get a 'pedal and wheel' and other phrases mentioned in Beenie's song.

Many dismiss or are even offended by the notion that certain women possess secrets or skills when other women don't.

All opinions will be heard at the House of Dancehall as the entity launched the Tuesday Night Slowhine Sex and Dancehall show as the organisers culminate their first Dancehall Festival.

Michael Dawson, co-writer of Vybz Kartel's bestselling book Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto, is executive producer of the event.

"Long before the current talk shows and social media, dancehall was the main forum for sex discussions in Jamaica. However, it is often ridiculed because of its delivery, so we are presenting the topics brought up by dancehall in a mature, sophisticated talk show-like environment," he said.

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