Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Watch: The impact of dancehall

Dancehall fans enjoy a street party last year.

Dancehall fans enjoy a street party last year.

Like it or not, the dancehall idiom is here to stay.

For some, this music form is not only about singing, deejaying and dance, but is a lifestyle, a subculture of the Jamaican experience that is without equal. For others, the message and influence dancehall has on the younger generation has been all negative.

But the art form has stepped into the limelight as a force of entertainment to be reckoned with, and it has been unstoppable.

Dancehall has made an impact and, in the following video by Ramon Lindsay, we will look to explore the various aspects of the influence dancehall has exerted on Jamaica and the world.

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