• Dancehall Book : The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture Book
Pages : 216 pages // 12”x12” x 1” // 1.7 Kg
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New flexibound paperback edition on Soul Jazz Books / Records of this classic large format book - the definitive photographic book and essential guide to Jamaican Dancehall in the 1980s, featuring hundreds of amazing photographs with accompanying text, interviews and biographies. This book captures a previously unseen era of musical culture, fashion and lifestyle.
Dancehall is a culture that encompasses music, fashion, drugs, guns, art, community, technology, and more. Born in the 1950s out of the neighbourhood soundsystems of Kingston, Dancehall grew to its height in the 1980s before a massive influx of drugs and guns made the scene too dangerous for many. Today Dancehall remains at the centre of Jamaican musical and cultural life. From its roots in Kingston in the 1950s to its heyday in the 1980s, Dancehall conquered the globe spreading to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Europe and beyond.