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The rise of Jamaican dancehall and reggaeton music in the Caribbean club scene in Brooklyn, NY introduced the world to what is now some of the most popular pop music on the planet. But while the music has become an unstoppable force on radios and dance floors, few know its true history. Featuring interviews with groundbreaking artists like Shaggy, BAD LIKE BROOKLYN DANCEHALL highlights how dancers, DJs and members of the Caribbean community built a cultural bridge between Jamaica and New York through basement parties and celebrations that brought together people who were worlds apart.
Q&A with director Ben DiGiacomo and producer Amy DiGiacomo to follow both screenings.
Ben DiGiacomo, Dutty Vannier
Amy DiGiacomo, Jay Will, Ben DiGiacomo, Ramfis Myrthil, AJ Leon