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e-Book Dancehall: The Story of Jamaican Dancehall Culture By Beth Lesser download

by Beth Lesser

ISBN: 0955481716
ISBN13: 978-0955481710
Language: English
Publisher: Soul Jazz Records Publishing (September 1, 2008)
Pages: 216
Category: Music
Subategory: Photography

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Dancehall is at the center of Jamaican musical and cultural life

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. Dancehall is a culture that encompasses music, fashion, drugs, guns, art, community, technology andmore. 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 and vibrant world of Dancehall.

Beth Lesser's Dancehall captures the Jamaican Dancehall culture of the 1980s with the same level of sincerity and curiosity that Brassai exhibited while capturing Paris nightlife in the 1930s. One person found this helpful.

Beth Lesser's coffee-table book captures the Jamaican Dancehall culture of the 1980s. In the early 1980s Jamaica was in the throws of political and gang violence – photographer Beth Lesser ventured where few other dared and this book is a never-before-seen record of the exciting, dangerous and vibrant world of Dancehall. Dancehall – the rise of jamaican dancehall culture (2007). An essential reference book for anyone interested in Reggae as it captures a previously unseen era of musical culture, fashion and lifestyle in stunning, vibrant colour.

The definitive study and essential guide to Jamaican Dancehall in the 1980s. Dancehall is at the centre 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 also spreading to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Europe and beyond.

Beth Lesser's photographs and text are a unique way into a previously hidden culture. Dancehall is at the center of Jamaican musical and cultural life

Beth Lesser's 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.

Published by Soul Jazz Records Publishing (2008). ISBN 10: 0955481716 ISBN 13: 9780955481710.

Photographer and writer, Beth Lesser has written a new book titled "Dancehall: The Story of Jamaican Dancehall Culture". The book investigates the roots and heyday of Dancehall culture, set against the backdrop of Jamaica in the 1980s

Photographer and writer, Beth Lesser has written a new book titled "Dancehall: The Story of Jamaican Dancehall Culture". The book investigates the roots and heyday of Dancehall culture, set against the backdrop of Jamaica in the 1980s. Lesser, who lived in Jamaica through the 70s and 80s, gives a rare view of the vibrant culture, telling the story from an insider's perspective the one essential book on reggae". The book is released on 1st September.

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Canadian photographer Beth Lesser spent the immersed in Jamaican dancehall culture. Her images of the DJs, MCs and promoters from this pivotal musical period can be seen at London’s KK Outlet until 30 January. Youth Promotion sound system crew and singer Michael Prophet outside the S&M outlet in Kingston, Jamaica. O dancehall jamaicano dos anos 80 nas fotos de Beth Lesser. Jamaican dancehall scene. Youth Promotion crew, 1987. Read it. The early days of Jamaican dancehall – in pictures.

Canadian photographer Beth Lesser spent the 1980s immersed in Jamaican dancehall culture. Here's a look at early dancehall through her lens. The images were later published in her book Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture in 2008. We take a trip through early dancehall culture through her lens. Youth Promotion crew, 1987 Courtesy of Beth Lesser/Soul Jazz Records Publishing. U Madoo outside Skateland in Kingston, Jamaica Courtesy of Beth Lesser/Soul Jazz Records Publishing. Dancehall DJs such as Yellowman, Junior Reid and Gregory Isaacs were popular in Jamaica in the 1980s.

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 been mixing music, fashion and lifestyle with aplomb since its inception. With unprecedented access to the incredibly exciting music scene during this period, Beth Lesser's 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. Dancehall is a culture that encompasses music, fashion, drugs, guns, art, community, technology and more. Many of today's global music and fashion styles can be traced back to Dancehall culture and indeed continue to be influenced by it today. Born in the 1950s out of the neighborhood jams of Kingston, Dancehall grew to its height in the 1980s before a massive influx of drugs and guns made the scene too dangerous for many. This jam-packed visual history and text tells the story from its roots to its heights from that rarest 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 and vibrant world of Dancehall. Writer and photographer Beth Lesser lived in Jamaica in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her previous book, King Jammy's (2002), a profile of the innovative Dancehall producer King Jammy, was described by Peter Dalton, co-author of The Rough Guide to Reggae, as "the one essential book on reggae." She currently lives in Toronto.
Comments:
Danial
The book does an excellent job of showing the history and influences of dancehall music. It is well written and the attention to detail is worth mentioning and the format of the book is appropriate, with breakdowns of each era of dancehall, from what influenced its inception to when it solidified its place as a genre in the 80s. The author was able to describe the sound system culture that dancehall came from and how reggae, ska, and dancehall music grew from sound systems not having American and British records, and how the sound system culture itself grew from radios not playing the music that citizens were interested in. The book also touches on issues of racism and political conflict without being heavy handed. The pictures spread out throughout the book are great, and do an excellent job of breaking up the text, making the book more enjoyable to read. The articles, and interviews about individual artists and studios are really interesting and are scattered throughout the book and add to the overall idea of the book without having to be part of the actual narrative flow. They add details that flow well with the general theme and are well done. The book overall is very informative and is a very good read, and I will probably be picking it up again.

Cel
This book offers great insight into a culture that still remains largely a homegrown experience. Try as we might, there just is no way anyone can ever fully recreate the sheer explosiveness and creativity that emerged from one tiny likkle island in the Caribbean so many years ago; but it sure is fun to keep a dance yard-style. Sure the dancehall 'style' has been adopted on many a foreign soil, and spawned a multi-million dollar industry (Hip-Hop anyone?), but ah no anyone can do it like they do ina Jamdown. Nor can one ever hope to see such photos unless they're from Yard, or know someone who lived in JA during the 80's. This book is just large. If you consider yourself a dancehall fan you would do well to get your hands on a copy of this book, fi real. You'll learn a lot.

Jarortr
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THE SARTORIALIST Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Reading List... Dancehall

I love when I find a book that investigates a particular scene or sub-culture. Beth Lesser's Dancehall captures the Jamaican Dancehall culture of the 1980s with the same level of sincerity and curiosity that Brassai exhibited while capturing Paris nightlife in the 1930s.

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Seevinev
Without a doubt one of the most important books published about the history of post independent Jamaican music. Great for the coffee table or the verandah! A copy of this book would be a great educational reference for young Jamaicans especially who have no clue as to that pivotal era in music.

The photos capture a wonderful period in Jamaican music. As for the poses you just going to laugh when you see them.

How many of us have ever seen photos of artists like Nicodemus, Josie Wales, Yami Bolo, Papa San, Peter Metro, Lone Ranger, Coco Tea, Sister Nancy etc in the prime?

Every library in Jamaica should have a copy.

Be warned - its a very weighty book!

But you will enjoy :-)

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