Dancehall Music in Japan Episode 1 (Scene Unseen) Video

In the first film of a trilogy exploring music scenes around the world, we investigate the continuing, somewhat unlikely success of dancehall and reggae in Japan.

The principle characters include Yokohama's soundsystem kings Mighty Crown who in many ways paved the way for the scene as it is today.

Batty Bom Bom is one of the scene's most well known dancers and is a former winner of the prestigious annual Dancehall Queen competition.

The Illmatic Gyalz don't only teach newcomers to the scene how to do the dance moves, they also educate them on Jamaican culture and language.

For all, dancehall is a fundamental part of their life and the music, the style and the culture runs through them. Whilst outsiders may find their fascination bizarre, the scene is as energetic and vibrant as anywhere on the planet.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to 2014.

Custom Search
Custom Search

Recent Articles

  1. Bobby Ellis Is Dead, He died from Pneumonia related illness

    Oct 20, 16 03:41 PM

    Bobby Ellis, the influential trumpeter who played on a number of groundbreaking Jamaican songs, died Tuesday 18th October 2016 at age 84. Bobby Ellis

    Read More

  2. Empress Pro - Afro Reggae

    Oct 20, 16 03:39 PM

    Take A Ride is a lead single from Empress Pro debut album Journey & My Vision. It is a track that resonates with young and old audiences and cutting

    Read More

  3. Iley Chardavid has "Unleashed" new album with VPAL Music.

    Oct 20, 16 03:12 PM

    The single SMILE, written by Colin Levy aka Iley Chardavid, is distributed by VPAL Records and Kings of Kings Publishing world wide. Currently the single

    Read More

  4. Kayla Allen Makes Her Signing Debut With 'Not Giving Up'

    Oct 20, 16 02:55 PM

    Montreal native, Kayla Allen, is ready to showcase her talent by debuting her singing career with single “Not Giving Up”.

    Read More

  5. Ghost - Love you Lyrics

    Oct 20, 16 02:42 PM

    Rude boy A we run the show so i guess unno fi know just listen let me tell you this story and how it go I just get a letter from my baby she write me

    Read More

Dancehall Reggae Lyrics

Welcome to see what nature's health has to offer.

[View full listing]


Mavado (Gully) vs Vybz Kartel (Gaza) War 2016

Iley Chardavid has "Unleashed" new album with VPAL Music.