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WHAT IS A SOUND SYSTEM ?
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In the context of Jamaican popular culture, a sound system is a group of disc jockeys, engineers and MC's playing ska, rocksteady, reggae or dancehall music. The sound system is an important part of Jamaican culture and history. The sound system concept first became popular in the 1950s, in the ghettos of Kingston, DJ's would load up a truck with a generator, turntables, and huge speakers and set up street parties. In the beginning, the DJs played American rhythm and blues music, but as time progressed and more local music was created, the sound migrated to a local flavor
WHAT IS A DUBPLATE SPECIAL ?
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A dubplate special, also known as a dubplate or special, is an exclusive version of a piece of music, usually (re-recorded) by a reggae, dancehall, dub step, drum and bass, soca, chutney, hip hop or any other genre artist that the sound system is able to solicit for the dubplate. Although CD is now the preferred format for these recordings, the use of the word "Dubplate" (commonly abbreviated "dub") to describe them has survived.



WHAT IS DANCEHALL MUSIC ?
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Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or "ragga") becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms.






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