was smiles all at the event Jamaican dancehall reggae
legend Frankie Paul was the headline act on Sunday, along with music stars from across the UK, Africa and beyond.
Taking to the decks alongside DJ Teddy Jam will be DJ Alex B and DJ 25, who will all be playing the best of urban music, afrobeats, dancehall reggae
and old school music.
In a marathon set, the man did ska, northern soul, some classic dancehall reggae
, a couple of house anthems and everything between.
Gay activists say that much of the island's homophobia is fuelled by a 150-year-old anti-sodomy law and dancehall reggae
performers' anti-gay themes.
This is the follow-up to his 2006 debut, These Streets, and its a varied affair from fun dancehall reggae
through organ-laced soul blues as he runs his Celtic roots head-first into Motown, spiritual soul and heart-warming folk.
has long had "Slack" lyrics, but what used to be innuendo and double entendre, has transformed into songs with the raunchiest of lyrics.
While reggaeton is a pan-Caribbean blend of dancehall reggae
and hip-hop, the genre has found its footing best in Puerto Rico, and the people of Puerto Rican descent make up the largest contingent of reggaeton fans (a fact confirmed throughout Reggaeton Explosion as artist after artist did national-origin checks, inevitably drawing the most thunderous roars whenever calling out for any Puerto Ricans in the house.
OVER THE LAST YEAR in the dancehall reggae
movement, Jamaican born DJ and producer Delly Ranx has risen to worldwide super stardom.
I have been putting on urban events for years without any trouble but now we get the common excuse that holding any event whether it be RnB, hip hop, dancehall reggae
, drum'n'base or jungle, jazz, house and garage will bring trouble.
DJ Jolyon spins hip-hop, dancehall reggae
and soul at 10 p.
Less well known is that despite roots reggae's continuing influence on the contemporary Jamaican musical scene, this scene has been dominated for the past quarter century by another genre: dancehall reggae
Jamaican-bred Dancehall reggae
is responsible for some of the most popular and infectious party music on the planet.