Sugar Minott: Early Days of Dancehall
Two of the earliest dancehall videos made with a taste of Sugar!
In the Theater at 8:00 pm; Downstairs Lounge at 9:00 pm
Marcus Garvey Syndicate Presents: Dancehall Stage Show 1986
Recorded live at the Pool Club, Brentford Road, Kingston Jamaica, featuring Youthman Promotion, MC Barry Zaro.
In Downstairs Lounge at 8:00 pm; in the Theater at 9:00 pm
Louise and Tony Owens Present: Highlights of Youthman Promotion Dance
Featuring Thrilla, Joe Lickshot, Yammy Bolo, Squiddly Ranks, Selector Stich, Colorman, Tippa Lee.
Sugar Minott, Jamaican singer, producer, and godfather of Dancehall music, passed on July 10th, 2010 at the age of 54. He formed the "Black Roots" label in 1979 which soon led to foundation of Youthman Promotion Soundsytem which the first dancehall crew. Minott led this crew of young singers, producers and DJ's including Yami Bolo, Junior Reid, Barry Brown, Triston Palmer and Tony Tuff. Minott's passing is particularly significant to New York, where he produced many Youthman promotion events and recordings with North Bronx producer Bullwackie among others.
Part of KEELING'S CARIBBEAN SHOWCASE, a monthly film series curated by Keeling Beckford of Keeling's Reggae Music and Videos.
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