Editor’s note: This article was originally written by Alvan Heyliger, a small island voice on kittivisianlife.com
Let’s agree to disagree on the topic of musical artists in the Caribbean, and the stories they sing about sincere expressions of their experience and feelings or an avenue to further their careers and just a money making scheme?
Most people would say that artistes are inspired by their life stories, but are these life stories fact or fiction?
Many artistes often sing violence-inducing songs and then turn around and sing a song promoting peace and harmony. Why do they do this; why do they constantly contradict themselves? This shows there is no set purpose for their music.
In the world today people have become foolish; they promote songs that make no sense. There are some songs that contain only one word, so are these really songs? Others refer to them as art, which I might add is right; these cannot be real songs in my opinion.
People of the journalistic world and others who read this article, I leave it up to you to decipher what is really the purpose of the music. Is it for love and enjoyment of making music or for the love of money? You decide!