dancehall

 
The music of the outlaws
The music of the outlaws
For the past two or three years, writer and former Mail & Guardian reporter Percy Zvomuya has been tracking down the story of Zimdancehall, culminating in a recent longform piece, “None but ourselves”, published in Chimurenga Chronic....
The Rasta roots of Zim dancehall
The Rasta roots of Zim dancehall
Versatile dancehall champion Busy Signal will be in Harare this weekend, becoming the latest Jamaican artist to make the trek to Zimbab-we, a...
Jo'burg's diggin' the dancing queens
Jo'burg's diggin' the dancing queens
Dressed in tight, ripped black denims and a matching tank top, Double D’s moniker clearly has nothing to do with her cup size. Borrowed from...
[Video]Queen of the dance hall
[Video]Queen of the dance hall
African Storm Soundsystem hosted the third annual Dancehall Queen contest where the women on stage gave Beyoncé a run for her money.
Capleton stokes the dancehall fire in Jo'burg
Capleton stokes the dancehall fire in Jo'burg
When Jamaican dancehall superstars Capleton, Sizzla Kalonji, Antony B and Buju Banton and others decided to “clean up” the genre in the...
All hands on the decks
All hands on the decks
Given the casual spread of “specials” on the Admiral and Jahseed’s African Storm mix CD series, now in its sixth volume,...
The chameleon of dancehall
The chameleon of dancehall
When Sizzla appeared on the reggae scene in the mid-1990s, a Rasta revolution was wrestling for control of the dancehall, thematically speaking,...