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  BBC - Reggae - The Story of Reggae
Dancehall reggae established itself through characters like Yellowman and General Echo and a penchant for slackness (as bawdy lyricswere known).
Dancehall represented a new generation of reggae’s primary audience reclaiming the music for themselves after ten years of roots’n’culture that: A) had not done a great deal to change the way they lived; and B) it had been adopted so thoroughly by the international mainstream it didn’t seem like "theirs" any more.
This was a new wave’s way of reacting to the harshness of their environment and drew on hip hop’s brashness to express themselves with an impatience not seen in roots reggae.
niceup.com /history/bbc/dancehall.html   (395 words)

 Dancehall Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dancehall can be seen as a rough, immensely catchy ‘street’ style of reggae - mostly geared toward the younger generations but is widely listened to by people of all ages.
Dancehall music is the dominant music played on some of the radio stations geared towards the younger generation in Jamaica, and recently several TV stations have been established and dedicated toward documenting the happenings in the Dancehall music industry.
In Jamaican society, Downtown people are the main creators and consumers of Dancehall music and like its forefather Reggae, it is a rebellious and political symbol emblematic of the lower class’s dissidence and revolt against the societal norms and values established by the upper class; that is their political and cultural hegemony.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~samclean/classweb/reggae5.html   (400 words)

 Carlene Smith (The dancehall Queen) - Dancehallareaz.com Entertainment
She has proved her point — that dancehall is not just a downtown or ghetto thing — and she has moved on.
Dancehall, to her, was not to make money; it was a way to express herself… in dress and otherwise.
So dancehall, for Carlene was a get-a-way and she soon developed a reputation for “skimpy dressing.” To the point where people thought she and her crew did not wear underwear with those skimpy clothes.
www.dancehallareaz.com /forum/dancehall-board/12-carlene-smith-dancehall-queen.html#post24   (702 words)

 Dancehall Music: It's Contribution To The Reggae Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He added that, although dancehall music has opened the gates for talented artistes, there remains the problem of many non-talents in the business, which he says is as a result of corruption.
She says that dancehall music is very young and economically, it is not vibrant, as artistes don’t sell more than a few thousand records in Jamaica.
As the lady says, it is a comical way in which the people voice or observe their situation, in that, dancehall music is a mode of expression that allows the people to relate their sorrows, concerns and joys.
www.reggaetimes.com /articles/publish/article_203.shtml   (963 words)

 Dancehall, Ian Boyne and violence - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Boyne's contention is that dancehall celebrates dons and violence, and that the power of this institutionalised celebration has resulted in a devastating impact on our country.
But one reason dancehall often appears so "different" is because, unlike many of its critics, it is publicly honest about much of its beliefs (except for some issues relating to sexuality).
Dancehall will openly celebrate dons, unlike many of our people of affluence and influence who conveniently and routinely work with these same dons in various ways but would never admit so publicly.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20041121T020000-0500_69949_OBS_DANCEHALL__IAN_BOYNE_AND_VIOLENCE.asp   (1465 words)

 Reggae Dancehall Music - Classics
Dancehall music is present day Jamaican Reggae, which voices the current population's concerns, conflicts, fantasies, and frustrations.
However, dancehall was no longer just a place where dances where held, but it became the new form of reggae music—deejay music.
Although the dancehall scene is a male dominated one, it is the female, like a queen, who reigns supreme.
www.speakjamaican.com /jamixes.html   (669 words)

 History of dancehall
Dancehall is a type of reggae which developed around 1979, with artists such as Yellowman, Super Cat, Barrington Levy and others who went on to become the Roots Radics.
In the early years of dancehall, some found its lyrics as crude and "slack", though it became very popular among the youths of Jamaica and then eventually, like its reggae predecessor, made inroads onto the world music scene.
Dancehall was a rough, immensely catchy ‘street’ style of reggae.
www.jahsonic.com /Dancehall.html   (812 words)

 Dancehall DJs
As dancehall grew in popularity, many more DJs were given the opportunity to voice the most popular rhythms of the day.
It is time to clean up the dancehall and bring forth a positive message for the youth and grownups alike.
We have recruited some positive role models who are soldiers in a new army coming to fight off the lame and crude music that has dominated reggae in the past.
www.rasrecords.com /various/dancehallad.htm   (592 words)

 LION MIX Dancehall Reggae==>the Riddim Mafia
Dancehall Reggae dee-jay MAD COBRA was only 24 years old when he became the first reggae artist to score a number one hit on the US Billboard pop charts.
He was the first Dancehall artist to do so and only the second in all of Reggae to have that distinction as of 2000.
After seeing his first live Dancehall show in 1987, Ewart Everton Brown decided to follow his hobby of toasting (otherwise known to Americans as "rapping" or as in yard we say "deejaying") to fame, despite his father's declarations for a career in his childhood love of electronics, woodwork and plumbing.
www.lionmix.com   (410 words)

 Arts Unlimited | Arts features | Dancehall queen
She already has a raft of popular Jamaican singles and genre-crossing collaborations with British breakbeat producers Shy FX and Stanton Warriors to her credit, but it is her debut album of "gal-power" anthems, Bad Gyal, that is most likely to push her on to the international stage.
Like Sean Paul, who was born into one of Kingston's oldest and wealthiest families, she comes from a comfortable home, but she also systematically and single-mindedly pursued her career from the inside rather than battling her way through Kingston's hardscrabble recording scene.
Rhythmically inventive and catchy, it shot across dancehall's macho braggadocio, light-heartedly lampooning the music's biggest male names with unflattering speculation on their bedroom performance.
arts.guardian.co.uk /features/story/0,11710,1120799,00.html   (1026 words)

 Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You and your wedding guests are free to reserve space in the dancehall for dancing after your meal.
The Dancehall may be rented before the Dancehall is open to the public, on Friday or Saturday night before 7:00 PM at $200.00 per hour and seats up to 350.
To rent the Dancehall, Restaurant or Inn at times other than normal business hours would have to be determined by Larry Kelso.
www.couplanddancehall.com /catering.html   (661 words)

 Dancehall.DK :: Dancehall.DK
Welcome to Dancehall.DK Dancehall.DK is a danish Reggae Dancehall portal, focusing mainly on the scene in Denmark.
The 20-track disc sees the top female deejay reaching deep into her lyrical machine, delivering the spine-tingling authenticity on matters concerning male and female relationships, that she has become known for.
Dancehall singer Chico has new recording presently building up steam in Jamaica.
www.dancehall.dk   (427 words)

 Dancehall: The Survival Guide - Pop Playground - Stylus Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I am Dan Pollard, a dancehall fan from southeast England where dancehall is scarce and difficult to get a hold of.
Dancehall is the most exciting type of music I've heard (without being too crazy).
This “passa passa” is common in the world of modern dancehall and is pretty much accepted by the artists, record labels, producers and fans.
www.stylusmagazine.com /feature.php?ID=1149   (1628 words)

 The Evolution of Dancehall Reggae - ReggaeFusion.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dancehall music developed in the '80s as "ragamuffin," a hybrid style featuring a DJ or "sing-jay" half-singing, half-rapping with often bawdy ("slack") themes.
By the '90s, dancehall crossover was common, with many gangsta-rappers incorporating dancehall rhythms and its rapid-fire toasting.
Major dancehall figures include Dillinger, Clint Eastwood, I-Roy, Eek-A-Mouse, Sugar Minott, Niney the Observer, Yellowman, Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Ninjaman, Macka B, Capleton, Sizzla, Cutty Ranks, Supercat, Shinehead, Mad Cobra, Shaggy, Anthony B, Everton Blender, Cocoa Tea, and Maxi Priest.
www.reggaefusion.com /Evolution/Dancehall/Index.html   (186 words)

 T.O.X.I.C. D.A.N.C.E.H.A.L.L. A flesh wound on the arm of Bristol's music scene
The Goat Lab is a new club night dedicated to the art of goatrave, goatstep and goatcore, brought to you by Toxic Dancehall veterans Anakissed and Parasite.
Duran Duran Duran and May-Lee being naughty at Toxic Dancehall (11 June 2005).
Bong-Ra promoting Toxic Dancehall with stickers on his nipples at the Monsters of Mashup night at Level in Bristol (27 May 2005).
www.fugazi.net /toxic   (406 words)

 Uptown meets hardcore Dancehall - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
One of the first sessions that Gray, Anderson and Henriques remember playing at was Joyride, an uptown clash set-up, where by the end of the night, the newcomers had surprised the crowd with their skills, gaining instant recognition.
As such, the group said that they have set about mastering the art of connecting with the crowd and delivering exactly what patrons want to hear, which can be recognised by lighters and cheers from the crowd.
The sound also has plans to ensure that Coppershot becomes a household name that will be on the tongues of every Dancehall lover across the globe and synonymous with the culture of Dancehall music.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /magazines/TeenAge/html/20051205T210000-0500_94023_OBS_UPTOWN_MEETS_HARDCORE_DANCEHALL.asp   (731 words)

 NPR : Dancehall Reggae Artist Under Fire for Anti-Gay Lyrics
All Things Considered, August 6, 2004 · Jamaican dancehall reggae star Beenie Man has embarked on a U.S. tour to support his new album.
Even though dancehall is an established genre in Jamaica and other regions of the world, Beenie Man is hoping to crack the U.S. market.
Despite a glowing profile in The Washington Post, he may have a problem: His homophobic lyrics led Scotland Yard to intercept him at Heathrow Airport last month for questioning, and a London club cancelled a show for fear of protests by gay rights groups.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=3837073   (223 words)

 Beenie man: Reggae dancehall artists interviewed on Islandflave.com
Who am I? Moses Davis, better known as the Dancehall superstar Beenie Man. Born on August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica, Beenie has been entertaining crowds since he learned to speak.
You know Dancehall music is not no water music so they try to fight it.
They say that Dancehall fights against everything that’s wrong.
www.islandflave.com /interviews/beenieman.shtml   (718 words)

 TUBA CITY: Wetlands Dancehall
I'm sure the Carrboro Artscenter will be a fine venue for him and Archer Prewitt, but it's almost too bad that Prekop isn't playing Wetlands Dancehall, since I'm sure that this time around he could get it specified in his rider that no Braves/Blue Jays games could be broadcast during his performance.
When I first started loading my records into Wetlands Dancehall for that Kerbloki dance party, I looked over to the right half of the club and was very surprised to see a freshly constructed stage completely surrounding the DJ booth.
Like, you know, there's all the new dancehall riddims coming out of Jamaica, and then there's this new weirder wetlands dancehall shit that people in the Florida Everglades are starting to make...
www.tubafrenzy.org /weblog/archives/2005/05/wetlands_danceh.html   (1243 words)

 Dancehall Reggae Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thanks to Blessed and her dedication to Dancehall in the DC area you can now catch info on DC sounds and the latest event....
The guys that are rolling out the Dancehall on POWER 106, Heavyweight sound also are behind a Record Pool in Southern Cali.
Dancehall Reggae publication founded by W. Nunes based in Jamaica.
www.rudegal.com /links.html   (4780 words)

 Afiwi.Com Reggae music, roots, dancehall, Bob Marley
Marvia wanted to make her fans and fellow Christians now that she does not condone what lyrics Elephant man portrays and if this performance offended her fellow Christians, she apologises but this was not intended.
This uplifting comment and the positive impact her song has had in the dancehall was the inspiration to producing this next single, which can be heard on all radio stations this Christmas.
There’s no doubt that one of the biggest dancehall riddims of the 1980’s was the Ganjaman’s anthem, the“Sleng Teng” riddim, made popular by Wayne Smith’s “Under Mi Sleng Teng” in 1985.
www.afiwi.com /music/reggae.asp   (1440 words)

 Dancehall - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Partipe sending its acapella or riddim for dancehallcrew@gmail.com Some artists of dancehall of Brazil and the world that are part of the cooperative of ragga.
With objective to show new artists of Dancehall for the public of the Download Dot COm.
Plusieurs artistes de dancehall du Br?sil et du monde qui font partie de la coop?rative de la ragga.
music.download.com /dancehall/3600-8833_32-100698804.html   (151 words)

 Claat.com - Reggae and Dancehall E-zine and Community -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We already have an excellent collection of dancehall fashion gear and will add up dozens more during next week.
More interesting may be the fact that "Roots of Dancehall - Anthology 1982-2005" is the first CD ever released by himself in cooperation with the aforementioned french based label.
Well, in preparation for one of the first german clashes that features an international set of artists - you maybe already heard of " Euro Sound War 2006" - each sound had the chance to give a ´lil interview and set their mark for the upcoming war.
www.claat.com   (825 words)

 Reggae & Dancehall Mainstays - Luciano
More importantly he'd also met Xterminator producer Phillip "Fatis" Burrell, who encouraged him to write original material and then released the two singles that were to establish Luciano's early standing as a singer of depth and meaning, namely "Chant Out" and the now classic "Poor And Simple".
The Xterminator imprint was already famed for its superb rhythm tracks and a growing catalogue of dancehall and cultural anthems by the likes of Cocoa Tea, Tony Rebel and Capleton, even before Luciano joined their fold.
With musicians such as Sly & Robbie, Dean Fraser, The Firehouse Crew and Third World guitarist Cat Coore to draw upon, Fatis had creaed a sound capable of taking reggae music forwards, even whilst remaining true to time honoured values of the past.
www.reggae-vibes.com /profiles/luciano/luciano.htm   (945 words)

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