• Film

Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall (2023)

Presented by Jamrock, Caribbean Creativity & Africadelic

Intro: Angel Misier (Dancehall Explorer)


Please note: this event has already taken place

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  • € 11
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20:45 Doors 21:15 Intro + short film: Free Free At Last (2023) 21.30 Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall (2023)

After the preview at ADE, Jamrock, Caribbean Creativity and Africadelic present another special screening of Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall, as part of AfroJam! Executive produced by Shaggy, this documentary explores the dancehall music scene that reverberated across Brooklyn in the 1980s and 1990s and its ever-present influence on a younger generation.. The event will be introduced by Angel Misier aka Dancehall Explorer.

Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall explores the emergence of dancehall in the 1980s and 1990s as Jamaican immigrants brought the music, dancing, and vibes of their home to New York City. Nicknamed the 15th Parish of Jamaica, New York became home to an influential movement that saw dancehall rise alongside hip-hop and eventually spread across the country. Executive produced by Shaggy, this documentary brings in heavy hitters like Sean Paul, Ding Dong, and many more, including Shaggy himself, to tell the story. With never-before-seen archival footage that bridges the journey from Kingston to Brooklyn, this film will delight not just dancehall fans but believers of the power of music to bring people together. The film is an experience that will have you on your feet dancing.

Melkweg often hosts different types of programmes at the same time, such as concerts, club nights and films. Please note that there may occasionally be some noise pollution from other programmes during the screening.