Princeton University Weighs In On Neo King Of Dancehall Vybz Kartel

by Shuzzr
(Jamaica & U.S.A)

NEW YORK, USA (SHUZZR PR): Since his incarceration, Dancehall Superstar Vybz Kartel has been breaking bars locally and internationally. Just weeks ago the artiste's literary work- namely his book "The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto", was placed on the shelves at the prestigious Princeton University.

Princeton University is regarded by many as one of the most prestigious tertiary institutions in the world, and is often compared with Harvard in debates about the best universities in the United States of America. The university has one of the most robust matriculation criteria globally, and currently serves as the alma mater of former US presidents, John F. Kennedy, who later transferred to Harvard, James Madison and Woodrow Wilson. America's first African-American First Lady, Michelle Obama, also studied at Princeton University before pursuing law at Harvard Law School.

However the calls and pleas from several Jamaicans namely Professor Carolyn Cooper for
the book to be added to the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) readings have been largely ignored. Professor Cooper has also earned the ire and condemnation from many who dwell in the 'upper echelon' of the Jamaican

In a response to our inquiry at the University, Fernado Acosta-Rodriguez, Librarian for America, Iberian and Latino Studies of the Princeton University Library states “I am mainly responsible for developing Princeton University Library’s collections of books and other materials published in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world. I, however, am from the Caribbean (from Puerto Rico, specifically) and am personally interested in the history and cultures of the region as a whole. Several years ago, my African American Studies colleague, Emily Belcher, and I, became increasingly aware of how difficult it was to acquire books published in Jamaica and the West Indies in general. It was then recommended that we establish a book acquisition contract with Alan Moss, Ltd., a one-man operation based in Barbados.

Mr. Moss would travel every year across most of the West Indies acquiring books and periodicals on behalf of research libraries based in the United States and other parts of the world, including Princeton."

He added, “Princeton chose to establish a contract for the acquisition of books published in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, with Barlovento. We asked that book vendor to acquire for Princeton books that represented and documented all political and cultural points of view, and to pay particular attention to grassroots organizations and to the popular voices of the region. We believe that this broad and inclusive approach to the development of our library collections will serve well both current and future generations of students and scholars. It was in that spirit that the book vendor recently acquired a copy of Vybz Kartel’s 'The voice of the Jamaican Ghetto' for Princeton, and also why we were happy to receive it and permanently add it to our library collection”.

This newest exposure proves that the Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto, a book authored by controversial dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and his business associate Michael Dawson, is still going places despite receiving some amount of resistance in Jamaica.

- Shuzzr

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comments.

Let Us Help You Find Your Favorite Reggae Song

Are you searching for a Reggae Music Song, Dancehall Music Song, Ska or Rocksteady song but can find it anywhere?, Chances are we can.

It's very simple, just send us the name/titled of the song you are searching for and we will do the rest for a small fee. Contact us now!

Promote your Festivals, Albums, Singles, Videos, Parties and Dances with us and get the best results {CLICK HERE FOR PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES}

Promote your projects on Dancehallreggaeworld  Click here for more information

What's New? What is the very latest? Click here and get the very latest additions.

Looking For Something Special?  - In most cases, we have what you are looking for. Just search the entire site using this Google Search bar (below).

Your search results will appear in an overlay window.

Home I Reggae Lyrics I VideosDancehall Riddim I Dancheall Singles I Sound Effects I Whats New I Reggae Riddims

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

You are welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this) videos, breaking news, albums, new songs and promotions from players in the Dancehall and reggae music industries, send direct to your inbox.

You can also follow us for my updates! Link up @ Facebook |Twitter |Instagram