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Hardcover Babylon East: Performing Dancehall, Roots Reggae, and Rastafari in Japan Book

ISBN: 0822347059

ISBN13: 9780822347057

Babylon East: Performing Dancehall, Roots Reggae, and Rastafari in Japan

An important center of dancehall reggae performance, sound clashes are contests between rival sound systems: groups of emcees, tune selectors, and sound engineers. In World Clash 1999, held in Brooklyn, Mighty Crown, a Japanese sound system and the only non-Jamaican competitor, stunned the international dancehall community by winning the event. In 2002, the Japanese dancer Junko Kudo became the first non-Jamaican to win Jamaica's National Dancehall...

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