El dancehall es un género tradicional de la música popular jamaiquina que se originó en los años 50. Inicialmente, el dancehall era una versión del reggae llena de "riddims", a diferencia del estilo "roots", dominante en la escena musical de la isla.
En la década de los años 80, la instrumentación se hizo más potente cuando cambiaron al sonido sintetizado y ritmos cada vez más rápidos.
A mediados de los años 90, el dancehall se convirtió en un ritmo fundamental de la música urbana en todo el mundo.
Love this woman so much. 😍🇵🇷 Because of her love, support and sacrifices - we were able to have opportunities never imagined. •
I remember being a kid, like 6 or 7 years old - I would walk into her house for dinner, arroz y chuletas, and she would be in her room with headphones on... practicing her English. •
Migrating here from Puerto Rico was not an easy move for her and our family, but she made the best situation and was determined to learn English so that she could communicate with people in the community. At that young age, I learned what dedication and determination could produce. Not sure she knows how much impact that small experience had on me, but I love you, Grandma. Your grandson was watching and paying attention. Anything to make you proud. 🇵🇷
•I’D LIKE TO MEET• I’m not sure what patterns you see in your family tree, but for me it’s military men. There is one particular line that seems like they only have boys and all the boys grow up to serve in some form of the U.S. military. One military man in particular has always seemed to catch my attention; John Lloyd Hodge (my 2x great uncle). John Lloyd was the third son of Gordon and Jessie Hodge, born on March 7, 1923 in Hartford, Alabama. My grandaddy would tell stories of John Lloyd, who he called him “Uncle Shorty” (And no he wasn’t short I’ve asked). It has been said that John Lloyd could speak four foreign languages; Korean, German, Vietnamese, and Pilipino. Which seems pretty educated for a fairly lower class family in Alabama. There have been some theories of him being some kind of military spy. Apparently he would disappear in the middle of the night and come back home months later, not allowed to share his location. Where did he go? What did he do? And what sort of things did he see? Was he really some sort of spy? He passed in 1988 at age sixty-five, due to effects caused by Agent Orange during his time in the Vietnam War.
I gathered some things from the woods in meditation on the moon. Thoughts. Here's what's on my plate. *(Split acorn Hull) A seed must crack to grow. *(Yaupon berries)Food that's toxic for me will nourish a different being with different capabilities and needs. *(Small shoot with roots in compost)Weeds will grow in the chaff caused by personal growth; pluck them out lest their roots overtake your fragile, new ecosystem. *(Oak branch covered with lichen)There are those who convert decay into foundations for new life; they are worthy of admiration.*(Agarita leaves with young berries) Useful medicine sometimes hurts. *(A small stone) An unimpressive stone can turn out to be a mighty rock beneath the surface; be sure to touch each one with grace, never knowing how it fits within its own context. *(Tree bark from a dead oak) Grow big enough that even in death you fuel another's fire. *(Garden mint with soil) Plant things that refresh and purify your life and see to it that they neither dominate your attention nor suffer your neglect. *(Loose lichen) The manna that was Heaven sent was made from a natural process of conversion; use what you have to get by. *(Not collected: oyster lichen "shelf mushrooms" on a tall snag) Even in death our lives can leave a shelf--a step, a refuge, a place for water to gather--for those who never knew us in life. Dig in. Root down so well you never let go of The Tree of Life.
That look I get when I realize no matter what I do, how hard I try, I’m still from the backwoods of Alabama.🤒 #roots#rolltide
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🇺🇸 came across some gems from 1991-1993 ..12-14yrs old! So many good memories my roots of sending shit with a twist of a throttle ..25+ years later at almost 40 with no 2 wheel action in 17yrs since ,thought I would be doing it still but on a pedal bike! .
Proud to represent my Austronesian Roots! For those that don't know, its probably because they don't teach this history in american/western schools. Colonizers writing school books tend to claim "discovery" over land even though clearly there were natives already there - just like they did with native Americans and island people. Don't fall for it. Don't be ignorant. Trace ur roots, trace ur genealogy - trace ur native language and you'll find prehistory that was surpressed and burned. We must dig deeper to find it - those willing to dig will find the truth. Getting ready for my up coming tours to NEW ZEALAND this week and then off to the mainland U.S with @katchafireofficial! See u soon fam! #roots#austronesian#austronesia#Maui#Hawaii#paia#ilokano#gruvgear#808allday#hifinest#fender
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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AFROBEATZ FIRST FIRDAY!! IT'S GOING DOWN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2019!!! DOORS WILL OPEN AT 10PM AND WE WILL BE ROCKING OUT TILL 3AM!!!! ADMISSION IS $10 BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND $15 AFTERWARDS!!! SECURITY WILL BE TIGHT!!! DRESS CODE; DRESS TO IMPRESS!!! DRINK SPECIALS WILL BE ON DECK!! YOURS TRULY DJ KWAY AND DJ KSKYLLZ WILL BE TAKING YOU ON A MUSICAL JOURNEY SPINNING THE HOTTEST IN AFROBEATS, REGGAE DANCEHALL, SOCA, CALYPSO, ROOTS, LOVERS ROCK, KOMPA, HIP-HOP, AND R&B!! YOUR HOST H.BOOG WILL BE ON THE MIC AND THE DANCE FLOOR SETTING THE VIBEZ!!! PLEASE SHARE, REPOST, TELL A FRIEND TO TELL A FRIEND!!!! #DJKWAY#DJKSKYLLZ#DJLIFE#IPLOUNG#AFROBEATS#REGGAE#DANCEHALL#SOCA#CALYPSO#ROOTS#CULTURE#LOVERSROCK#HIPHOP#RNB
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