Dancehall music has become a symbol of explicit sexual imagery and violence despite the positive effects dancehall music might have on our young people, it has become more a pathway for moral degradation with our young people. By focusing on this theme i can expose the negative effects of dancehall music on the society so that people can be aware and take drastic measures to prevent their children and others from getting caught in the dancehall trap. Dance hall music is a vital part of jamaican society what would jamaica be without dance hall music it is unimaginable although dance hall music is an important aspect of the jamaican society this genre of music has proven to bring about both positive and negative effects on jamaica.
Years have come and years have passed but the debate continues today as to whether or not dancehall music influences behaviour it has sparked even more debate recently as the views of the former minister of youth and culture, miss lisa hanna circulated islandwide. Introduction music plays an important role in the socialization of children and adolescents 1–3 listening to popular music is considered by society to be a part of growing up 2 music provides entertainment and distraction from problems and serves as a way to relieve tension and boredom some studies have reported that adolescents use popular music to deal with loneliness and to take. Dancehall music derives its power from the simple fact that those who supply it to the public are the greatest communicators of happenings, trends, and ideas in jamaica.
As the effects of dancehall music take centre stage, reggae and brand jamaica's vulnerability will capture the spotlight at a community forum in new york tagged 'could dancehall be the ruination of reggae and by extension, brand jamaica. The powerful influence of music on our youths extends beyond dancehall one girl described how she drove down her boyfriend because she saw a girl in his car she later described a video she had seen with a similar scene but hadn’t made the link between her behaviour and the video. Music has an impact we can say this because many of the homophobic messages from male dancehall artists have become wildly popular been intentional because i think soca and calypso don’t get the recognition and attention they deserve as genres of music however, women in dancehall have been important as well in challenging common. Dancehall music with these violent lyrics helps to build the thought process of our youths based on a study that was done by iowa state university, leading researcher, craig a anderson, phd noted that violent songs increase aggressive thoughts and feelings and have implications for real world violence. Positive & negative effects of music by contributing writer in recent years the effects music has on the human brain have been slowly demystified by leading neurologists music's place in modern medicine has been around, in america, since the 1940s the field is technically known as music therapy music therapy is a multi-faceted branch of.
The music, the language, the fashion and most importantly the people of the jamaican dancehall have influenced and inspired the world our people and our way of life have been mimicked, albeit often times not very well, in movies, tv sitcoms, cartoons and commercials overseas. Humorous poetry about the effect of dancehall musiclook around and tell me wat goin on in dis society the caribbean is not what we once knew it to be corruption, poverty and vulgarity is what we see read the poem free on booksie. The negative impact of music on youths many youths get easily influenced during adolescence music is highly influential can create negative impacts on youths constant exposure to negative issues such as sex, drugs and violence can lead to undesirable behaviors thus, youths imitate these.
Negative effects of dancehall music on youths in jamaica is there a negative side to dancehall music according to kamesha turner- youth ambassador on the tv program ‘direct’ hosted by garfield burferd on the 11th of november 2009 “the problem started in the 60s and society is now reaping the consequences which are shown in the high crime rates among children. Establishment figures all over the region have complained that jamaican dancehall music has been impacting negatively on their societies, and some in fact blame the growing popularity of this. If dancehall music was to address and speak out against these behaviours it is safe to say there could be a decrease in the number of teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases whilst there is a negative side to how dancehall music impacts on the jamaican society it has also brought about positive impacts.
The findings, appearing in the may issue of the journal of personality and social psychology, contradicts popular notions of positive catharsis or venting effects of listening to angry, violent music on violent thoughts and feelings. Music affects society because of its positive and negative influence on some of its members it affects human behavior because it calms people down and benefits the psyche researcher shows that people who listen to music have a low level of the stress hormone cortisol. Music professor fred zindi in october held a seminar on the negative effects of dancehall music on the society despite the important notations made by the panel that included scribe robert.