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Music genre
Stylistic originsReggae, R&B,rap Ska, Rocksteady, Dub, Toasting
Cultural originsLate 1980s Jamaica, especially Kingston
Typical instrumentsEarly dancehall:
Drums - Bass guitar - Guitar - Organ
Modern dancehall:
Drum machine - Sampler - Synthesizer - Organ
Mainstream popularitySince early 1980s in Jamaica, worldwide beginning in early 1990s.
Derivative formsGrime, Reggaeton
SubgenresRagga - Reggae en Español
Subgenre listList of genres of reggae
Fusion genresReggae fusion - Bhangragga - Oldschool Jungle
Other topicsStop Murder Music - Slackness - TEMPO Networks

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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. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or "ragga") becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. In the mid-1990s with the rise of dancehall BoboShanti artists, such as Sizzla and Capleton, developed a very strong connection between dancehall and Rastafari.

Dancehall music has come under criticism from international organizations and individuals for its violent and sometimes homophobic lyrics, although the lyrical themes are more varied than simply dealing with slackness and violence.

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Download it: Warner Music Group filed audio copyright. until the counter file is resolved _ I have swap out the music ____ PLEASE DOWNLOAD - The audio was a mix DANCEHALL cd - of the High altitude riddim.
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Después del éxito arrollador de "La Flaca" (Tirame un Hueso) en toda Colombia, Jiggy Drama presenta lo que será su segundo sencillo previo a la salida de su proximo album; La Fuga demuestra por que es Jiggy D. el mas grande compositor y liricista urbano en Colombia. Con un impecable manejo del doble sentido, La Fuga o Quieres ver gas o ver gotas, como seguramente le conoceran algunos. representa un nuevo himno y clásico musical del movimiento urbano que encabeza Jiggy Drama. La Fuga es un dancehall discotequero, fue producido musicalmente por Dj Sheky y escrito por Jiggy Drama. El videoclip cuenta con la dirección de Andres Franco, productor general de la compañía El Ritmo records, y fue rodado en la ciudad de Pereira, en los estudios de producción de el sello discográfico. Pueden descargar la canción haciendo aquí: FICHA TECNICA DEL VIDEO Titulo: La Fuga (Quieres ver gas o ver gotas) Dirección: Andres Franco Fotografia: Nestor Robayo Producción: Hugo Gutierrez Asistentes de Producción: Carlos Aguirre, Natalia Henao Dirección de Arte: Angelica Amelines Dirección de Casting: Natalia Henao Locaciones: Estudios de El Ritmo Records® Edición y Finalización: Andres Franco Mas información: Tel: +57 6 3333555 Booking Jiggy Drama: Felipe Posada Tel: +573176647374
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Irie reggae beats...big up DJ Spider...See you in the Caribbean. BonJamTV One BIG Dancehall Reggae Love⢠www.BonJam.TV http FeteTV Get Wet For the Caribbean⢠ BonJamTV is a Revenge Media, LLC brand Revenge Media, LLC Bare entertainment⢠
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2.43 min. | 4.62 user rating http First ever Jump Off Booty Shake Before we had the stage for the booty shaking contests we used the floor. TJO45
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Another Exclusivee!!!
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its jus me, dre. havin sum fun wit mi camera heheh jus showin dat black plp arent da only ones dat can dance can latinos
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Learn how to dance to reggae dancehall with expert advice on dance moves and skills in this free dance lesson video. Expert: Safi A. Thomas Contact: Bio: Safi A. Filmmaker: Paul Muller
1.17 min. | 4.26 user rating

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