Global marketing/promotions group Irish and Chin, who specializes in Reggae/Dancehall entertainment, recently hosted two reggae songs versus one dancehall track on their weekly 45 clash competition. The competition allows the public to listen and vote for the song that they think is the best and should be the next big thing.
The clash which ran from June 3rd to June 10th featured “One Bag A Reggae” by Ishabel (reggae), “Have You Lost Somebody” by Tydal (reggae) and “Pack Up & Run” by Karamanti (dancehall).
The public overwhelmingly voted for Karamanti’s “Pack Up & Run” which is to be the next single off her new album entitled Dancehall Retaliates. Karamanti is very pleased with the victory and says that this is confirmation that dancehall music can be just as positive as reggae.
Listen to “Pack Up & Run” here. Watch the Dancehall Retaliates Documentary here;
Dancehall music, culture and lifestyle have been in the hot seat for some time now. Many in the corporate arenas have said that anything associated with Dancehall should not be sponsored and as thus have refused to offer support.
Jamaican based artist, Karamanti, has responded to all who speak negatively of Dancehall with a full length album and a video defending both the music and the culture.
The project is called “Dancehall Retaliates”.
On some of the hardest Dancehall beats, she explains that no one should judge the genre of Dancehall based on a few negative elements within it.
As she puts it, she is also a part of the Dancehall community and she does not do slack, violent or degrading music.
Dancehall Retaliates is now available on itunes, and can be streamed for free on Karamanti’s website.