According to tweets by Droste, in 1915, then-city attorney Frank Cornish talked about protecting house owners against “less desirable (and) floating renter class.” The next year, zoning laws prevented Chinese laundromats and AfricanAmerican dancehalls in the Elmwood area ... “It creates more housing ... .
His tell-it-like-it-is songs took aim at the African elites and he lived life large ... One of the biggest sounds to emerge from west Africa and dominate the global pop charts in recent years is Afrobeats (with an “s”), a slick fusion of west African pop, US R&B and dancehall, though the Kutis have said it bears little resemblance to its namesake.
Songs like "Champion" and "Murderer" were already dancehall anthems, as was the late Garnet Silk's "Complaint," which Buju had enhanced with his raggamuffin DJ flow ... Since his first few releases electrified the international dancehall massive circa 1989, Buju Banton has been that rarest of deejays ... Would you call this a dancehall record?.
Female dancehall artistes are easing their way into Afrobeat. Among those who have tried their hands and voices in the WestAfrican genre are MackaDiamond, JadaKingdom, Shenseea, Pamputtae and Curvy Diva, among others, and it’s more than just a... .
how black culture is embracing its African roots - video ... They and others have created a golden age for Afrobeats, a broad term that threads various African pop styles with R&B, dancehall and more, and differs from Fela Kuti’s polyrhythmic Afrobeat ... “When we were kids, Africans were made fun of.