Effects Of Dancehall Music

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As defined by Oxford Dictionary, music is vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Music plays a powerful role in today’s society. Music can be used by one for self- expression, entertainment or even socializing with others. They are many genres of music but the most popular and dominant one nowadays in Jamaica is dancehall music. It began in the late 1970s and has now impacted all different types of musical genres worldwide. Initially Dancehall was a sparser version of Reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s. Dancehall music is by far the most popular music in Jamaica and has been for quite some time. Though there are a wide variety…show more content…
As the researcher, I will gain useful insight into the behavioural practices of my peers as it relates with dancehall music. The community will also benefit, as they will also increase their knowledge about dancehall music, its origin and its effects.
Research Questions
1. What is dancehall music?
2. What effects does dancehall music have on the attitudes and values of youth at St. Andrew High School for Girls
3. What perceptions do young people have of dancehall music?
Definition of terms
Adolescent- the period of life when a child develops into an adult; the period from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority
Dancehall music- also called raga or dub, style of Jamaican popular music that had its genesis in the political turbulence of the late 1970s and became Jamaica’s dominant music in the 1980s and ’90s.
Homophobic: having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against homosexual people.
Genre- a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content
Misogynistic- strongly prejudiced against women.
Reggae- is a popular music of Jamaican origin that combines native styles with elements of rock and soul music and is performed at moderate

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