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Dancehall:
Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s.In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or "ragga") becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. (The word "bashment", a term originating in the 90's, was used to describe a particularly good dance; for example "to go to a bashment dance". In the Dancehall vernacular, 'bashment' is therefore an adjective instead of a noun.)

Dancehall owes its moniker to the Jamaican dance halls in which popular Jamaicans recordings were played by local sound systems. These began in the late 1940s among people from the inner city of Kingston such as Trench Town, Rose Town and Denham Town., Jamaicans who were not able to participate in dances uptown.[4] Social and political changes in late-1970s Jamaica were reflected in the shift away from the more internationally oriented roots reggae towards a style geared more towards local consumption, and in tune with the music that Jamaicans had experienced when sound systems performed live. Michael Manley's socialist People's National Party (PNP) government had been replaced with Edward Seaga's right wing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Themes of social injustice, repatriation and the Rastafari movement were overtaken by lyrics about dancing, violence, and sexuality.
Musically, older rhythms from the late 1960s were recycled, with Sugar Minott credited as the originator of this trend when he voiced new lyrics over old Studio One rhythms between sessions at the studio, where he was working as a session musician. Around the same time, producer Don Mais was reworking old rhythms at Channel One Studios, using the Roots Radics band. The Roots Radics would go on to work with Henry "Junjo" Lawes on some of the key early dancehall recordings, including those that established Barrington Levy, Frankie Paul, and Junior Reid as major reggae stars. Other singers to emerge in the early dancehall era as major stars included Don Carlos, Al Campbell, and Triston Palmer, while more established names such as Gregory Isaacs and Bunny Wailer successfully adapted.
Sound systems such as Killimanjaro, Black Scorpio, Gemini Disco, Virgo Hi-Fi, Volcano Hi-Power and Aces International soon capitalized on the new sound and introduced a new wave of deejays. The older toasters were overtaken by new stars such as Captain Sinbad, Ranking Joe, Clint Eastwood, Lone Ranger, Josey Wales, Charlie Chaplin, General Echo and Yellowman — a change reflected by the 1981 Junjo Lawes-produced album A Whole New Generation of DJs, although many went back to U-Roy for inspiration. Deejay records became, for the first time, more important than records featuring singers.Another trend was sound clash albums, featuring rival deejays /or sound systems competing head-to-head for the appreciation of a live audience, with underground sound clash cassettes often documenting the violence that came with such rivalries.
Two of the biggest deejay stars of the early dancehall era, Yellowman and Eek-a-Mouse, chose humour rather than violence. Yellowman became the first Jamaican deejay to be signed to a major American record label, and for a time enjoyed a level of popularity in Jamaica to rival Bob Marley's peak. The early 1980s also saw the emergence of female deejays in dancehall music, including: Sister Charmaine, Lady G, Lady Junie, Junie Ranks, Lady Saw, Sister Nancy and Shelly Thunder.
Dancehall brought a new generation of producers; Junjo Lawes, Linval Thompson, Gussie Clarke and Jah Thomas took over from the producers who had dominated in the 1970s.

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Dancehall:
Dancehall (auch: Dancehall Reggae) ist eine auf Reggae aufbauende Musikrichtung, die Ähnlichkeiten mit Hip-Hop hat. Großen Einfluss auf die jamaikanische Dancehall-Entwicklung hatte das sogenannte Toasten, eine Art des Sprechgesangs, die durch Künstler wie U-Roy bekannt wurde.

Ursprünglich bezeichnete der Begriff Dancehall Reggae keine eigenständige Stilrichtung, sondern einfach die Musik, die in den jamaikanischen Dancehalls (den Veranstaltungsorten großer Tanzparties, der sogenannte Dances) gespielt wird. Da hier meist das Subgenre Ragga dominiert, wird Dancehall heute oft als Synonym für Ragga bzw. den mit elektronischen Stilelementen aufgearbeiteten Raggamuffin verwendet.

Gesungen und getoastet wird auf bass- und beatlastigen, tanzbaren Riddims (Instrumentalstücken), welche im Dancehall-Bereich meist unter Verwendung von Synthesizern und Drumcomputern produziert und von einem Selector (entspricht dem DJ in den USA und Europa) eines Soundsystems gemischt werden. Über die Riddims wird ein Sprechgesang, meist auf Patois, getoastet bzw. gechantet (chanting). Der Interpret wird üblicherweise DJ (auch Deejay) genannt. Ein Künstler, der nicht toastet, sondern singt, wird als Singer bezeichnet. Für Interpreten, die eine Mischung aus beiden Gesangsarten praktizieren, ist die Bezeichnung Singjay verbreitet. Typisch ist, dass jeweils eine Strophe mit Hilfe der immer gleichen Aussprache der letzten Silben im Vers gereimt wird. Der Sprechgesang im Dancehall ist als Toasting bzw. Chatting bekannt. Er unterscheidet sich insofern vom Rap, da er nicht nur rhythmisch, sondern auch in einem stimmhaften Ton vorgetragen wird, der auch in kleinere Melodielinien übergehen kann. Dancehall-Partys werden oft Dances oder Bashments genannt.

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