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Dancehall

genre of Jamaican popular music

Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music. It started in the late 1970s.[1] It is a mixture of reggae, hip hop, and R&B.

Dancehall
Stylistic originsReggae, R&B, ska, rocksteady, dub, toasting, hip hop
Cultural originsLate 1970s 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 formsHip hop, grime, reggaeton
Subgenres
Ragga - Reggae en Español
Fusion genres
Reggae fusion - Bhangragga - Oldschool jungle
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Niaah, Sonjah Stanley (July 10, 2010). DanceHall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. ISBN 9780776607368.