“Split your jeans, but don’t break your dick.”

posted on September 4th, 2012 by in Jamaican Dances, Video

Insight sent some people to Kingston to shoot a short film about

the controversial world of the carnal dance craze known in the Caribbean as Daggering.

Sounds corny but looks quite good anyway.

Andreas Johnsen: »Man Ooman«.

posted on May 29th, 2011 by in Jamaican Dances, Video

Via Man Recordings, I learned about another Jamaica-related documentary of Danish film-maker Andreas Johnsen, the director of »Natasja«. It is called »Man Ooman« and looks at gender relations in JA through dancehall dancing culture.

The film investigates the culture behind dancehall dancing and tries to find out how this dance became as absurd as it is today. It gives a glimpse at what kind of people the dancers are, how they live and why dancing is important to them.

»Man Ooman« will be Germany debuting in Berlin at the Radical Riddims festival on June 11th.

Sarah Doyle: »Dancehall Danceoff«

posted on June 23rd, 2010 by in Design, Jamaican Dances, Video

Animation based on images of girls practicing and showing off their dancehall moves on Youtube. Each frames of the animation is painted in Watercolour. (via Sarah Doyle)

Looks like I have been sleeping on this for almost two years.

Thanks, Da Run Off, for waking me up!