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Ola Mirzoeva

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Dancehall Diplomacy

By Ola Mirzoeva

A music and dance genre, dancehall has long been a catalyst for intercultural learning and social change in Jamaica and abroad. Canada boasts thriving dancehall scenes, but, despite its ubiquity in popular culture, dancehall’s founding narrative as a resistance and peacekeeping movement in postcolonial Jamaica is little-known to the millions who consume the culture.

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