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Fire Shawn blazes for dancehall

Friday, November 08, 2019

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SELECTOR Fire Shawn said while he understands that the Government has to clampdown on crime, dancehall should not suffer because of it.

“I understand the security concerns because the crime rate, especially murder, is high but from a dancehall perspective, I don't support early lock-offs 'cause no matter what, the people dem nah come out till 12:00 midnight and a two-hour segment of partying nuh mek economic sense. The economy hurts because the small man rely on a trickle down ting to survive, and now not even the cane man or peanut man can't hustle a dance gate again,” he told the Jamaica Observer's Splash.

As of October 31, 1,101 have been murdered in the island.

Fire Shawn (given name Alando Greaves) is currently affiliated with sound system Blue Flames.

He grew up in Guy's Hill, St Catherine, and attended Guy's Hill High and Dinthill Technical High schools.

“I grew up with a sound in my backyard because it used to be a lawn in Cocking Hill, so music was a part of my life from eye de ah mi knee,” he said.

He started playing on his uncle's sound when he was about 14 years old, then years later, he got the nickname Fire Shawn when he got a job playing for the Star Fire sound system.

“I am an all-rounder who can play any segment and play at any event and I play every genre of music, that's why“ he said.


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