In the 90's it was salsa, after that came afrodance and now Dancehall is leading the way as the top trendy dance for the new decade.
Dancehall is 100% Caribbean style but its actual origin descends from West Africa and is over 500 years old. It has developed in to what we now called ’Dancehall’ and Jamaica is the top Dancehall country in the world. Originally heavily criticised because of its vulgarity in both words and movements it took a while for it to get accepted globally, however now the rest of the world is hooked and Dancehall is here to stay.
Queen Ifrica – a root reggae revolutionary who sings against violence, incest and child abuse will be teaming up with reggae legend and father of the Rebel Salute, Tony Rebel , backed by C-Sharp Band for the upcoming 2nd annual 65th Bob Marley Birthday Celebration at Energikällan/Tyresö on the 30th Jan 2010.
Friday 27 Nov at 21.00. Kägelbanan Södra Teatern Stockholm.
In connection to the Dance Hall Hype Party 2009 at Kägelbanan, Stocktown will screen the criticallly acclaimed dancehall documentary MAN OOMAN made by the danish director Andreas Johnsen. Man Ooman is a film about dancehall dancing. A dancing style and flourishing subculture that excists in Jamaica and gets exported to the rest of the world through dvds, music videos and internet. This documentary tries to show the environment from which the dance evolves and the gender roles that play out in the society around it.
Entrance: 120 sek including the Hype Party 2009 at Kägelbanan with Sweet Irie (uk), Rough Lynx (gbg), Dj Carli and Jexpert, Mikey Mic, dancehall competitions and more.