Assessing Dancehall As A Space And Cultural Phenomenon

Assessing Dancehall: Attacks, stoning’s and the shooting of a police officer. The beating of the 17 year old girl off Barbican Road, and the persistence of dancehall sessions which break COVID-19 Protocols. What do they say about dancehall the space and dancehall the cultural phenomenon? Are dancehall patrons amenable to law and order or are they beyond policing?

To discuss CVM LIVE’s Panel Discussion team is joined by music historian -Dennis Howard, Dr. Orville Beckford, Lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work and Lenworth “DJ Squeeze” Samuels President of the Jamaica Association of Professional DJs, Sound System Operators and Bars.