Apr 18, 2014
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Posts tagged: Art in the Dancehall

Visual Culture: Art in the Dancehall x Clarks in Jamaica in NYC

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Art in the Dancehall Miss Lily's

Back in June, we told you about the Art in the Dancehall show put together by our friends at Shimmy Shimmy and DJ Al Fingers over in England as part of the Jamaica 50 celebrations there this summer. Now the show, which features the work of classic album illustrators Limonious, Jamaal Peete and Tony McDermott and Jamaican poster designer Sassafras along with recent work inspired by vintage dancehall aesthetics from contemporary artists such as Robin Clare and Ellen G, has made it to U.S. shores, via Miss Lily’s Variety.

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Throwback Thursdays: The Large on Beenie Man’s “World Dance”

Words by The Large

DJ/writer/publisher/visual culture expert The Large is truly a “jill” of all trades. Her latest score is co-curating (along with Al Fingers) the super hype “Art in the Dancehall” exhibit currently on display in Birmingham, England, featuring the works of people like Limonious, Jamaal Peete, Tony McDermott, Sassafras, Robin Clare, Ellen G and more. Here she shares her thoughts on one of her aesthetic (and audio) inspirations, in Beenie Man’s “World Dance.”

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