Exploring the history of Dancehall in the 1970's
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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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancehallbashment dance". In the Dancehall vernacular, "bashment" is therefore an adjective instead of a noun.)
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