Dancehall

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digital dancehall=”ragga”

Dancehall music emerged in the ’80s as a faster, less rootsy dance version of reggae in which artists spoke to social themes with more of an urban edge than reggae musicians. In Raggamuffin/Ragga dancehall strips vocals from the electronic beats, leaving space for the deejay to sing or rap over the music. Wikipedia on dancehall and ragga.

DANCEHALL music emerged in the ’80s as a faster, less rootsy dance version of reggae in which artists spoke to social themes with more of an urban edge than reggae musicians. In Raggamuffin/RAGGA, dancehall strips vocals from the electronic beats, leaving space for the deejay to sing or rap over the music. DANCEHALL and RAGGA DJs build their music around shared rhythms (“riddims”), the most popular of which become almost ubiquitous on dance floors internationally before the next catchy riddim washes it away. Raggaebeats’ YouTube channel will introduce you to riddims such as Diwali, Buzz
and Bam Bam. Wikipedia on dancehall and ragga.

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