Article of the Day: Dancehall

Article of the Day:

Dancehall is a style of music that developed in Jamaican dance halls in the late 1970s and incorporates hip-hop and rhythm and blues elements. Central to the music is the deejay, who sings or raps rhythmic, rapid-fire vocal lines over instrumental tracks that generally consist of a drum pattern and prominent bass. The often profane, misogynistic, violent, and homophobic lyrics of dancehall music have aroused much controversy. How did dancehall influence fashion trends in Jamaica? More…:


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