Dancehall Trap Not Good For Jamaican Dancing Culture Says Orville Hall
Orville Hall of Orville Expressions, the famous Jamaican dancer who has been travelling and teaching Jamaican dance to foreigners and locals. He says it is important for Jamaicans to protect their music business. He has been in Asia, Australia and many other places around the world teaching people to do the authentic Jamaican dance moves.
The dancehall space has been keeping many of the Jamaican youth grounded. However, there are new dancehall artists who are adding trap to dancehall and that is causing the dances to be different, as they are more like Hip Hop dances. There are some persons who say this is not a problem, but the dancers and other persons in the music business are concerned.
Orville was interviewed recently, and he says the foreigners are asking for the 80’s and 90’s music when they are ready to dance, and the hip hop artists are sampling the dancehall beats from that era to make their music better. He doesn’t see why Jamaicans are trying to use their trap when they are taking samples from our old music to use now.
He says he is concerned as there is a need for certain beats that goes along with the Jamaican dance moves and dancehall trap doesn’t have those beats, they have hip hop beats that requires hip hop dance moves and this has become a problem for dancers as hip hop dances are fast and the people are asking for Jamaican authentic dance moves now.
The new music that is being released now by artists like Elephant Man, Buju Banton, RDX and others from the 80’s and 90’s are now doing well on the charts and he believes there are professionals who are stepping up to rescue dancehall as it has been going down since the younger artistes started producing dancehall trap.
The dancehall tutor is trying to help persons to understand that they should not stray from the Jamaican culture because as a small island, it is easy for the music that the island produces to be taken over by bigger players in the industry and after a while the Jamaican music could be something that no one care about anymore.