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Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall (2023)

Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall (2023)

Together with Jamrock, Caribbean Creativity and Africadelic, we host an exclusive preview of Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall during ADE 2023! Executive produced by Shaggy, this documentary explores the dancehall music scene that reverberated across Brooklyn in the 1980s and 1990s and its ever-present influence on a younger generation. After the sold-out world premiere of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York a few months ago, we can now host an exclusive preview of the film during ADE! Prior to the screening, there will be a panel discussion on the development of dancehall in the Netherlands with key players from the scene.

Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall explores the emergence of dancehall in the 1980s and 1990s as Jamaican immigrants brought the music, dancing, and vibes of their home to New York City. Nicknamed the 15th Parish of Jamaica, New York became home to an influential movement that saw dancehall rise alongside hip-hop and eventually spread across the country. Executive produced by Shaggy, this documentary brings in heavy hitters like Sean Paul, Ding Dong, and many more, including Shaggy himself, to tell the story. With never-before-seen archival footage that bridges the journey from Kingston to Brooklyn, this film will delight not just dancehall fans but believers of the power of music to bring people together. The film is an experience that will have you on your feet dancing.

Melkweg Cinema

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