MUSIC: HISTORY, SURVEYS & THEORY

PUBLISHER
Soul Jazz Books

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Paperback, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 216 pgs / 400 color.

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Forthcoming

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Now in paperback, the definitive visual document of the Dancehall scene in 1980's Jamaica -- with bore than 400 color photos
  • THE MUSIC: Dancehall is the Jamaican popular music genre that exploded in the 1980's as a more sparse version of reggae, characterized by electronic effects and a faster tempo.
  • Includes the studios and record shops which served as the epicenter of the music and, of course, the artists and producers themselves.
  • THE AUTHOR: Writer and photographer Beth Lesser has been documenting and writing about Jamaican music since 1980. This is the definitive document of the scene.

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Dancehall

The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

By Beth Lesser. Edited by Stuart Baker.

This definitive study of the 1980s Jamaican Dancehall scene features hundreds of exclusive photographs and an accompanying text that capture a vibrant, globally influential and yet rarely documented culture that has mixed music, fashion and lifestyle since its inception.

With unprecedented access to the incredibly exciting music scene during this period, Beth Lesserís photographs and text are a unique way into a previously hidden culture.

Dancehall is at the center of Jamaican musical and cultural life. From its roots in Kingston in the 1950s to its heyday in the 1980s, Dancehall has conquered the globe, spreading to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Europe and beyond.

This jam-packed visual history tells the story from its roots to its heights from the vantage of the true, respected insider. In the early 1980s, as Jamaica was in the throes of political and gang violence, Beth Lesser ventured where few others dared, and this book is a never-before-seen record of the exciting, dangerous world of Dancehall.


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