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Dancehall

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?

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Dancehall

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?

Last updated on Friday, 9th November 2018

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