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The genre of reggae music originated in Jamaica. As is the case with another of Jamaica’s internationally popular musical spaces, Dancehall, the emergence of reggae music is directly tied to Jamaica’s history of colonialism and slavery. Western Europeans, namely the Spanish and the British, conquered Jamaica in the 15th century, and committed a genocide of […]

Dancehall Dancehall music and culture hail from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. It is a child of reggae music and generally has a high-energy delivery with an emphasis on dancing and fun with a rebellious, anti-establishment ethos. The genesis of Dancehall lies in Jamaica’s history of colonialism and slavery. Western Europeans, namely the Spanish and […]