Scene Unseen - Episode 1: Dancehall in Japan (English)
In the first film of a trilogy exploring music scenes around the world, we investigate the continuing, somewhat unlikely success of dancehall and reggae in Japan.
The principle characters include Yokohama’s soundsystem kings Mighty Crown who in many ways paved the way for the scene as it is today.
Batty Bom Bom is one of the scene’s most well known dancers and is a former winner of the prestigious annual Dancehall Queen competition.
The Illmatic Gyalz don’t only teach newcomers to the scene how to do the dance moves, they also educate them on Jamaican culture and language.
For all, dancehall is a fundamental part of their life and the music, the style and the culture runs through them. Whilst outsiders may find their fascination bizarre, the scene is as energetic and vibrant as anywhere on the planet.
yessss . I didn’t even know these kind of appreciations were happening.
And it inspires me to get so stoked up for travelling and finding out who knows about whom and where :)
On the fence about it, but overall I have an appreciation for the mini-doc and the cinematography of it all. I’m okay with cultural appreciation, to a certain extent. I mean, I’m now seeing more and more non-hindu’s (primarily speaking about A.A.’s) walking around embracing Hindu -even buddhist- culture and completely appropriating the culture and religion whilst not fully practicing the religion or even knowing the complete dynamics of it.
To me, the over tanning of the skin is a bit much. But as far as the hair goes…hair is hair. You can’t be a black poc trying to bring up a point about their hair when our women spend the most in the hair industry on East Indian, Sri Lankan, etc. hair to sew into our own heads. You just can’t.
Can’t really cast the first stone, bruh.
very interesting! the whole time i wondered now what if i was up in there with them? would it be all love or uncomfortable? i had no idea this was happening. very interesting, id like to go to a dancehall there and see whats up.
I don’t see how people can see this and start thinking “ummmmm idk about this” but then see black punk rock bands and be like “YAAAAAAAS WE CAN DO IT TOO”
The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope
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my favorite thing in stories is when the antagonist doesn’t die, but instead they realize they were being kind of a stupid dick (maybe because the protagonist saved them or something) and then they have to kind of awkwardly tag along with the heroes in order to make up for their mistakes and gradually become slightly less evil