Topic Tag: Dancehall

Embark, Festivals and Events

Word of mouth (May/June 2017)

Keep it pure David Katz looks forward to the multifaceted Pure Grenada Music Festival Unlike the many genre-specific festivals regularly...

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Embark, Music, Reviews

Caribbean Playlist (November/December 2015)

Tropical Disco Hustle Volume Two — Various Artists In the 1970s, when disco had the world dancing, the Caribbean was not a region of...

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Immerse, Culture, Music, Arts

Songs of the drum: Caribbean music

Heading to Dominica’s inaugural World Creole Music Festival in 1997, I was anticipating a reunion with zouk superstars Kassav, live...

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Culture, Music, People, Jamaica

Around the world with the Skatalites

Regarded as a national treasure in their native Jamaica and revered by international audiences at their overseas performances, the...

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Culture, Lifestyle, English Caribbean

Lost in translation

I thought steeping myself in dancehall hits since high school would have better prepared me for studying in Jamaica. I used to chant over...

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Reviews, Arts

Reviews (May/June 2009)

CD REVIEW Beenie there, done that David Katz One of the icons of contemporary dancehall music, Beenie Man is a superstar whose flamboyant...

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Culture, Theatre and Dance, Arts, Jamaica

Jamaican dance: riding the riddim

It began with the Butterfly. One minute we Trinis were wining along, as we had done for decades, to soca, reggae and anything with a jumpy...

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Culture, Music, People, St. Kitts and Nevis

Konris Maynard: King of St Kitts

Apologies in advance to Trinidadian readers for what I’m about to write—and please accept my assurances that there’s nothing personal...

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