Pastor Selby and Sister Adams (Revival sisters)
Pastor Selby and Sister Adams (Revival sisters)

HISTORY

Sulphurous music, Dancehall dethroned Reggae in Jamaica. Music of the ghetto and the gangsters, this music carries strangely the rhythms of the first Jamaican religions in 18th and 19th centuries. Worships unknown or despised by most of inhabitants. Through images of ceremonies and interviews of the creators of the Dancehall, appears a thirst of spirituality against the forgetting of its roots. Featuring Sly Dunbar, Clevie Browne, Sizzla, Papa Jaro, The Unstoppable Kumina band, Fil Calender and more....

Gregory Peck "Poco Man Jam"
Gregory Peck "Poco Man Jam"

MUSIC

Inescapable rhythm among the Dancehall classics, The Poco Man Jam rhythm was created by the duet of musicians Steely and Clevie in 1989. Popularized by the title of the DJ Gregory Peck, The Poco Man Jam became then one of rhythmic founding of Dancehall. Born in Jamaica in the Revival churches services ("Poco church"), it’s a musical and spiritual mixture enriched for the 18th century and will mutate in rhythmic eruption in the 20th century. Since then, it is digitized Dancehall now which expresses the Natural Mystic in the air of Jamaica. A musical lava which fed on the energy of a local drum: the "Kette". In "Soul rebels", Sly Dunbar reveals so for the first time that the swing of the instrumental of "Murder she wrote" by Chaka Demus and Pliers resulted in fact from a Kette drum borrowed for the opportunity from a Poco church !

When I tell you whom 99 % of the history was never revealed...

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