- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Soul Jazz Records Publishing (September 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0955481716
- ISBN-13: 978-0955481710
- Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 11.2 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dancehall: The Story of Jamaican Dancehall Culture By Beth Lesser Paperback – September 1, 2008
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In between books, Ms Lesser wrote articles for several reggae magazines including Small Axe, UK, and Natty Dread, France. Her photos have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world such as Mojo (UK), Natty Dread Magazine (France), Focus (Germany), Small Axe (UK), Wire (US), Riddim (Germany), Reggae Festival Guide (US), Reggae Vibes (France), Wax Poetics (US), NME (UK), as well as on CD's/ Albums released by companies like Blood and Fire, Greensleeves, Heartbeat, RAS, Pressure Sounds. Trojan, Soul Jazz, VP, 17 North Parade, as well as many Jamaican Labels. Ms Lesser's photos are also being used in the upcoming documentary films Return of the Rub-A-Dub Style, Tom Chasteen, 2010 and Holding Onto Jah, Roger Hall, 2009. Several are included in the permanent collection, Exhibit Z, housed in the Jamaican Reggae Museum.
Beth and David were married in a dance hall session in the yard of Jamaican singer Sugar Minott in 1986. Beth is currently managing foundation deejay, Jah Stitch.
Beth can be reached at email@example.com
Top Customer Reviews
THE SARTORIALIST Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Reading List... Dancehall
I love when I find a book that investigates a particular scene or sub-culture. Beth Lesser's Dancehall captures the Jamaican Dancehall culture of the 1980s with the same level of sincerity and curiosity that Brassai exhibited while capturing Paris nightlife in the 1930s.
Posted in Book Features, Men
The photos capture a wonderful period in Jamaican music. As for the poses you just going to laugh when you see them.
How many of us have ever seen photos of artists like Nicodemus, Josie Wales, Yami Bolo, Papa San, Peter Metro, Lone Ranger, Coco Tea, Sister Nancy etc in the prime?
Every library in Jamaica should have a copy.
Be warned - its a very weighty book!
But you will enjoy :-)