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March 23, 2015 / ilovedancehall

Alexx Down Under

Australia’s first OFFICIAL Dancehall King – Alexx Down Under – has been busy representing Dancehall in WA… Follow him for more info on dance classes in Perth, and to catch his maddd videos!

https://www.facebook.com/DancehallWeDance

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAlexander05/videos

 

February 19, 2015 / ilovedancehall

2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Entry No: 10 LAZY

Introducing 2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Competition Entry #10 LAZY !!

Like – Comment – Share – Will LAZY be Australia’s Official Dancehall Queen!

Representing: VIC

To enter send your 20 – 30 sec video to info@truejamaicandancehall.com or visit http://www.truejamaicandancehall.com

February 18, 2015 / ilovedancehall

This Friday – 20th Feb – The Australian Dancehall Queen and King competition

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This FRIDAY…Watch the best of the best dancehall dancers from all over the country battle it out in heats to win the ultimate prize.

Judging the competition are dancehall heavyweights Latonya Style – Founder and CEO of DanceJA and member of First Class Dancers, and rising dance star Craig Black Eagle – of Black Eagles dance crew – both flying in direct from Kingston, Jamaica.

DJs So Fire, Sista Itations, Yuki Shinobu,will hold down the party until early morning!

Hosted by Zim/Australian dancehall artist Di Apprentice.

Friday 20th of February,

Royal Melbourne Hotel 629 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD. Doors from 10pm till late.

Pre sale tix $15 available
http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/2015-australian-dancehall-queen-king-competition/75232

Thanks to all our organisers, sponsors, and supporters:

I Love Dancehall
Jungle City projects
Yard House
International Dancehall Queen Competition
Trinny Cee Productions
Big Head Productions
DanceJA
Australian Reggae Radio
Loyalty Promotions
Studio 101 – Sydney
Visit Mi Yard
Robin Clare

February 17, 2015 / ilovedancehall

The Australian Dancehall King – Entry #4 – Aliou

Introducing 2015 Australian Dancehall King Competition Entry No: 4 Aliou!!

Aliou was the winner of the I love dancehall dance battle in 2013.

Like – Comment – Share – Will Aliou be Australia’s first ever Dancehall King!

Representing: VIC

To enter send your 20 – 30 sec video to info@truejamaicandancehall.com or visit http://www.truejamaicandancehall.com

February 17, 2015 / ilovedancehall

Entry #3 in the Australian Dancehall King 2015 – Milky Millar

Introducing 2015 Australian Dancehall King Competition Entry No: 3 Milky Millar!!

Like – Comment – Share – Will Milky Millar be Australia’s first ever Dancehall King!

Representing: VIC

To enter send your 20 – 30 sec video to info@truejamaicandancehall.com or visit http://www.truejamaicandancehall.com

February 13, 2015 / ilovedancehall

2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Entry No: 9 YESHE

Introducing 2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Competition Entry #9 YESHE !!

Like – Comment – Share – Will Yeshe be Australia’s Official Dancehall Queen!

Representing: VIC

To enter send your 20 – 30 sec video to info@truejamaicandancehall.com or visit http://www.truejamaicandancehall.com

February 12, 2015 / ilovedancehall

Entry #2 Dancehall King competition 2015 – Wubshet.

Introducing 2015 Australian Dancehall King Competition Entry No: 2 Wubshet!!

Like – Comment – Share – Will Wubshet be Australia’s first ever Dancehall King!

Representing: VIC

To enter send your 20 – 30 sec video to info@truejamaicandancehall.com or visit http://www.truejamaicandancehall.com

February 10, 2015 / ilovedancehall

Robin Clare – Artist

Some of you may be wondering who is responsible for the killer art work and logo design for the True Jamaican Dancehall tour!? For those who are not familiar with her art work I would love to introduce the very talented Robin Clare.

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So who is Robin Clare?
I’m an artist, originally from Jamaica. Having not lived on the island for a long while I use my art to keep connected to the culture and it helps me not to get too homesick.

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What is it about dancehall that inspires you?
I have huge respect for it as a Jamaican art form and the opportunities it offers the youth of Ja when there are so few opportunities in other industries. As a dance form I’m blown away by the productivity and the creativity. There are new dances being created on a weekly basis and the dancer/choreographers perform them with genuine love for their art. I’m also very inspired by the positive way that movements like DanceJA and dancers like Latonya Style and Craig Black Eagle are promoting the dance and culture across the world. DanceJA is really doing great things to promote Jamaican culture and much respect goes out to it’s founder Latonya Style.

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How did the link up with Latonya Style happen?
I publish a zine called Rice & Peas which is all about Jamaican culture on and off the island, for the 3rd issue I wanted to focus on dance so I contacted Latonya for an interview and things just went from there. We have collaborated on Stylish Moves, a publication that’s all about her signature ‘Stylish Moves’ dance steps with how to guides for each move, so far we’ve done 2 volumes. Each has instructions and illustrations for around a dozen moves and also some other cool stuff like dance advice from Latonya and guides on how to chat in patois. She’s a very creative lady and when the two of us put our heads together all sorts of cool stuff comes out. Our latest project is the Stylish Moves shop which offers phone cases and other items inspired by her signature style, with profits going towards DanceJa Cultural Centre. www.stylishmoves.bigcartel.com

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How have people reacted to your work?
The reaction has been really good. There’s a really great close knit international dancehall community that’s very supportive. Also it’s been a great way to share the culture with people that don’t know that much about dancehall. I tend to focus on the dance culture most of all and bringing the two art forms together is a great starting point for people to explore more of of Jamaican culture.

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What is your favorite Dancehall dance move?
Oh there are too many to just choose one! I really admire the flowing style of Bogle’s moves. The Dancehall Queen styles are amazing, I’m blown away by the athleticism of the dancers. I love the sexy confident style that Latonya brings to her choreography while keeping it classy. I love watching the male squads like Shady Squad, Black Eagles & Elite Team perform their choreographies too. Dutty Wine was the first dance I ever illustrated so maybe I would choose that one as it was the starting point for my creative output and I’ll always think of it fondly.

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Where can people buy your art and find out more about you?

http://www.robinclare.com

Thanks so much for your support Robin, keep going strong, we love what you do!

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February 4, 2015 / ilovedancehall

Introducing 2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Competition Entry No: 8 Chilli!

Introducing 2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Competition Entry No: 8 Chilli!

Like – Comment – Share – Support Chilli to be Australia’s next Dancehall Queen!

Representing: ACT

To enter send your 20 – 30 sec video to info@truejamaicandancehall.com or visit http://www.truejamaicandancehall.com

February 4, 2015 / ilovedancehall

2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Competition Entry No: 7 Sarine!

2015 Australian Dancehall Queen Competition Entry No: 7 Sarine!
Sarine will be competing in Sydney on Saturday 7th Feb, for a place in the finals in Melbourne.. Thanks to Basslines Yard, and Studio 101 who are organising the NSW Heat.

Like – Comment – Share – Support Sarine to be Australia’s next Dancehall Queen!

Representing: NSW

To enter send your 20 – 30 sec video to info@truejamaicandancehall.com or visit http://www.truejamaicandancehall.com