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Definition of the noun Dancehall
What does Dancehall mean as a name of something?
- a public hall for dancing
- a type of Jamaican entertainment (see Wikipedia)
- a reggae dance style; ragga
Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s. Two of the biggest stars of the early dancehall era were Yellowman and Eek-a-Mouse. Dancehall brought a new generation of producers, including Linval Thompson, Gussie Clarke and Jah Thomas. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms.
- subgenre of Dub, Reggae, Reggaeton
"Dancehall": Danceball is a 2010 crime drama mystery film written by Bernard F. Conners and Tennyson Bardwell and directed by.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producers: Ann Marie Lizzi, Tennyson Bardwell, Mary-Beth Taylor, Edwin Graham, Isen Robbins
- production design by David Snyder
- art direction by Kay Lee
- written by Tennyson Bardwell
- based on a story by Bernard F. Conners
- cinematography by Sergey Kozlov
- genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime Fiction, Drama
- released in
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dancehall
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Modern Girls on the Go (2013)
Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan by Alisa Freedman, Laura Miller, Christine R. Yano
The dancehall is a contradictory site for the enactment of practices of labor and leisure. For the male patrons, the dancehall is a site of commodified leisure, where they can purchase the company of a female dancing companion for a short time ...
by Janice Maxwell
Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Dancehall is named after Jamaican dance halls in which popular Jamaican recordings were played by local sound systems. These began in the late 1940s ...
Hiphop Literacies (2006)
by Elaine Richardson
Dancehall is an important field of “active cultural production . . . by which socalled lower class [African Jamaican] youth articulate and project a distinct identity in local, national, and global contexts.” (Stolzoff 2000: 1) This genre of Jamaican ...
Caribbean Romances (1999)
The Politics of Regional Representation by Belinda Edmondson
Dancehall is a product of the black urban ghetto — the racial qualifier is an important one — and the ...
Dance in a World of Change (2008)
Reflections on Globalization and Cultural Difference by Sherry B. Shapiro
Jamaican dancehall is a musical style, a dance style, and a subculture. As a secular ritual, ...
Caribbean Popular Music (2006)
An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dancehall by David Vlado Moskowitz
Dancehall is a style of Jamaican popular music that developed in the 1980s. The style involves a DJ singing or toasting over a repetitive beat, the result of which is a relatively thin texture. Dancehall takes its name from the venues in which it ...
Learning to speak like a Jamaican by Joan Williams, Shawn Grant
The stigma that was attached to these activities however, no longer exists anything that can bring one close to becoming a Browning is usually welcomed by hard core dancehall fans. In fact, based on the pictures one sees coming from most ...
Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1
For example, the place of rap music and hip-hop culture more generally and Jamaican dancehall has been one of the...
by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,
dancehall became an alternative to reggae for young Jamaicans in the early 1980s.
by Christine Ammer
dancehall A style of popular dance music that originated in Jamaican dance clubs, an offshoot of both reggae and rap. With bouncy, heavy-hitting rhythms, it draws on the basic structure of reggae, but its lyrics are less socially conscious and ...
Encyclopedia of Diasporas (2005)
Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities by Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard
For example, the place of rap music and hip hop culture more generally and Jamaican dancehall has been one of the flashpoints for thinking about the future of Caribana as “a Caribbean festival in Canada.” The debate that engulfed ...
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