Dancehall-reggae culture as per "Kingsley Stewart".
1. It involves the dynamic interweaving of God and Halie Selassie
2. It acts as a form of stress release or psycho-physiological relief
3. It acts as a medium for economic advancement
4. The quickest way to an object is the preferred way (i.e., the speed imperative)
5. The end is more important than the means
6. It strives to make the unseen visible
7. Objects and events that are external to the body are more important than internal processes; what is seen is more important than what is thought.
8. The importance of the external self; the self is consciously publicly constructed and validated
9. The ideal self is shifting, fluid, adaptive, and malleable, and
10.It involves the socioexistential imperative to transcend the normal.
The History of Reggae Music and Dancehall Music
Dancehall Jamaican is a popular type of music originated in the late 70s in Jamaica it is also known as bashment.
Dancehall is the mother of hip hop and owes its name to the spaces in which popular Jamaican recordings were aired by local sound systems characterized by a deejay singing and toasting (or rapping) over danceable music riddims.
The rhythm in dancehall is much faster than in traditional reggae, sometimes with drum machines replacing acoustic sets.Some persons are of the views that dancehall lyrics are crude or “slack”, because of its sexual tones.
Like its reggae predecessor, dancehall eventually made inroads onto the world music scene.
There is no denying the power and attraction of Dancehall-Reggae culture,its raw energy and force has reached several corners of the globe, and have attracted growing corporate support for its tremendous earning potential.
Dancehall reggae culture now are not like in the the 70's when you had artists mostly singing songs about what is happening in the world and social commentary. In dancehall, you can now find a lot of music describing the ladies, guns and material things.
After artiste like Bob Marley , Peter Tosh and Jimmy Riley in the early years of reggae, we now have a younger group of artists who have change the style and tone of the music Call reggae and dancehall, early dancehall artist such as shabba Ranks and ninja-man pave the way for these young dancehall artist like, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Mavado, Vybz Kartel and Busy Signal.
Going to a session otherwise call Parties you will hear all genre of music but the patrons will wait until late hours in the morning to hear the hottest reggae and dancehall tunes before leaving.
Dances/parties sometimes goes on until late night or early morning. Most party goers waits for what is call dagga morning before leaving for home.
The dancehall-reggae culture has change a lot in the 80's dances and parties would not last all night and you could find males and females dancing together all night very close doing the dance call rubba dub. Thus is the Dancehall-Reggae culture in Jamaica now and back then.
For More information on Jamaica's Culture please check these Sites!
Our Jamaica Guide provides information on Jamaica's history, culture and economy, also information about accommodations, activities, attractions, cuisine, weather and numerous other topics. http://jamaica-guide.info/arts.and.entertainment/music/
Street Dance in Jamaica
"Street Dance" is Partying on the corner you also get to enjoy some of Dancehall-Reggae culture and also your favorite food, learn
the latest dances and hear the hottest music.
Germany's Dancehall and Reggae Music Industry.
Germany is mostly known for its football but the dancehall and reggae music culture is also a major player in this European country. This country also boasted a lot of artists and Top sound system. Most dancehall and reggae fans worldwide are familiar with an artiste who goes by the stage name "Gentleman".
Rastafarian Culture and "Reggae Music"
"Rastafarian". is a religion which we must give a lot of credit for the huge success of dancehall and reggae music worldwide.
If you should converse with a Jamaican about this religion the first thing or person they would mention is...Read More..
The Broadcasting Commission
The Broadcasting Commission is a statutory body which was established in 1986 to monitor the electronic media in Jamaica. It was first called the Broadcasting Authority.
They have recently came down hard on dancehall and reggae music which was being played on..Read More..
Jamaica's Steel Drum Music
Jamaica steel drum music has improve immensely since the first beat in the 1970's.
The steel drum or steel pan as it's called in the West Indies was invented in the late 1930’s.. Read more..
Jamaica's Dancehall Gospel Music
Dancehall-Reggae culture and gospel music. This is the same gospel music that you love and enjoy today, only that it's recorded on dancehall riddims/beats.
This genre of music was started in the early 1990's.
Some churches under the christian religion still don't accept ..Read more..
Other related PAGES
The Founding Father of reggae music
Ska Music "The Music Of The 1960's"
Acoustic Reggae Music
Ghanaian Reggae Music
Japanese dancehall "Jamaica's Music in the East".
Jamaican Rocksteady Music
Dancehall and Reggae Fashion
Learn how to dance to Reggae and Dancehall Music
Dancehall and Reggae Music In Toronto Canada
Reggae and Dancehall in Uganda
Do you have a great story about this great music, Why not Share it?
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
Reggae Pioneers in Puerto Rico
During the 1990's artists from the Virgin Islands made Puerto Rico their permanent home, singers and bands like Jomo Pemberton and the Jah Seed Band from …
Guinness Top 50 Grestest Dancehall Icons
These are the top 60 Guinness Greatest Dancehall Icons. The list was later trims to the 50 Greatest Dancehall Icons of Dancehall Music. Guinness …
Certified Dancehall course now offered in Jamaican College Not rated yet
Years of advocacy has finally paid off for dancer and choreographer Maria Hitchins. Her dream of an accredited dancehall course being offered at a tertiary …
Jamaica's Broadcasting Commission Bans Dancehall/Reggae Music Videos With Females Gyrating In Revealing Clothes Not rated yet
The censorship of Jamaica’s dancehall culture sanctioned by its government continues to create a tense relation between the law makers and some of the …
International Reggae Day was launched on July 1, 1994. A brief History Not rated yet
International Reggae Day was inspired by Winnie Mandela during her official visit to Jamaica in July 1991 with her husband Nelson Mandela after his release …
Marcus Garvey Festival 2013 Not rated yet
ExodusInity Promotions has been active in Nigeria since 2009. We have been at the forefront promoting Reggae music, re-branding and bringing it back to …
50th African Liberation Day Commemoration in Kingston Jamaica Mutabaruka Scratchylus Empress Reggae May 25th Not rated yet
The 50th African Liberation Day Commemoration taking place in Kingston Jamaica where Scratchylus and Empress Reggae will be performing alongside The Legendary …
Dancehall Artists Clean Up Their Act Not rated yet
A decade ago a gay rights group called for the arrest of several singers over lyrics they said incited violence. With Bruno Mars and Wyclef Jean guesting …
Selectors and Disc Jocks unite to fight for sound-system culture Not rated yet
Award-winning selector Ricky Trooper, last evening, hosted a meeting with fellow selectors and other music industry players in keeping with his promise …
Jamaican presence dwindles on Billboard Reggae chart, Americans dominate top 10 Not rated yet
Despite Jamaica's apparent renaissance in Reggae music this year, the island's presence on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart in The U.S. continues to dwindle …
Veteran Dancehall Music Producers Team Up to Bring Back Dancehall Original Groove! Not rated yet
In the fast pace world of dancehall riddims, it's easy to get lost in a musical haze. Riddims come and go as fast as the blink of an eye, and great music …
Are you getting paid for your work? Dancehall and Reggae music producers, artiste, manager and Song writers Not rated yet
Are you a dancehall or reggae music artiste, Manager, producer or songwriter. Are you getting paid for your work, your music or even the use of your …
New Reggae Music Game come coming this year 2013 Not rated yet
Over the past few years, game shows in Jamaica have become quite popular. But how many of them have been about our music? Not one. That's until now. …
The Best of Dancehall and Reggae Music in 2012 Not rated yet
It seems like just yesterday the year started, but 2012 is already coming to a close; marking a year within Dancehall and Reggae music that showcased its …
Dancehall and Reggae Music Sales Plummet in US for 2012 Not rated yet
Skateboard P Inner Circle Exclusive by Mikey T The Movie Star of AllHipHop.com '2 Generations of Reggae' come together Ian Lewis of Inner Circle & Magazeen …
The Origin of Reggae Music! Not rated yet
With Jamaica celebrating 50 years of Independence, there has been, quite understandably, a look at what has happened in the country's history. That …