dancehall


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dance·hall

 (dăns′hôl′)
n.
1. or dance hall A building or part of a building with facilities for dancing.
2. A style of reggae music that incorporates hip-hop and rhythm and blues elements. Also called ragga.

dancehall

(ˈdɑːnsˌhɔːl)
n
(Pop Music) a style of dance-oriented reggae, originating in the late 1980s
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Al-tan and his warriors turned toward me with expressions of immense satisfaction upon their faces, and then, apparently for Ajor's benefit, the chieftain swaggered to and fro a couple of times, swinging his great arms and his bulky shoulders for all the world like a drunken prize-fighter at a beach dancehall.
It mattered not whether he sat at dinner in the gold commissioner's house, called for the drinks in a dancehall, or submitted to an interview from the woman representative of the New York Sun, one and all of them held out their arms.
She thus creates a situation analogous to that produced in the dancehall, where, as Paul Gilroy explains, the two sides or versions of a reggae hit "would be played as a pair, the Dub following the un-Dubbed version and forcing the listeners into a critical position by its dismantling of the former piece" ("Steppin' " 300).
The entertainer is one of the most globally-successful Jamaican dancehall artists and producers and his hits include Infiltrate and Deport Them.
Performers of reggae and dancehall will take to the stage straight from Kingston in Jamaica with a live performance from Jamaica's own Tanto Metro and Devonte, who is famous for hit song Everyone Falls in Love Sometimes.
The festivities were jumpstarted by a pre-wedding reception at the Cowboy Dancehall in San Antonio last Thursday where the event was graced by the couple's family and friends, most of whom flew from France.
On the precipice of possibility, there's Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan; he represents renewal in a genre marked by the violent legacy of predecessors like Vybz Kartel.
And what we do get from Jamaica is more along the dancehall vein, which I think descends from reggae but I don't think is reggae.
Known for his timeless lyrics and songs, which evoke the mind and hearts of listeners, Bugle easily stands out in the very crowded dancehall fraternity.
The first clearly recorded instance of dancehall music's debates on the problematic social issues of skin colour and skin bleaching was with Buju Banton's performance (7) of the song, Love Mi Browning, in 1990:
armony deliver assorted rudenesses, playful experimentation, dancehall grit (Every Gyal) and heart-toheart confessional (Take Off).
Hope, in her new book Man Vibes: Masculinities in the Jamaican Dancehall, addresses the strictures of black male representation, the tropes of black postcolonial Caribbean masculinity, heteropatriarchy, homophobia, and sexuality in a predominantly black Jamaican Dancehall music and culture.