Excellent dancehall photos form the 1980s!

    Wayne Tippetts:

    'It was at a ‘yard’ in the capital Kingston Jamaica on a hot and humid night, April 1986 that I took my initial photos; with a Leica and a handheld lamp (no flash) It was here that I truly first encountered Jamaican sound system culture and the nascent dancehall scene. I was instantly struck by the sheer exuberance and intensity of the songs, mixed with electronic dancehall beats and bass rhythms.

    From the mid 1980s on Thursday night’s deejays and singjays battled it out for supremacy, with fast-draw patios over pre-recorded ‘riddims’. The address was 1 Robert Crescent, home to Jamaican singer, producer Lincoln, Barrington "Sugar” Minott. Widely considered to be the godfather of dancehall. Minott’s Black Roots record label and Youth Promotions sound system was established in the Maxfield Park area of Kingston in 1979 - with a recording studio operated from a bedroom in the front the house'.

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