A brief story about the rise of Reggae dancehall in UK from the 1950s


For many years there were musically inclined black folks across the Caribbean but unfortunately they were always oppressed and suppressed by the elites of their lands who were always non-afrocentric. It wasn't until the period of the great ships moving black people from Caribbean countries into UK with the intent to use them for manual and menial labor that Reggae found exposure among many young white Brits who just wanted to be rebels. Those were primarily skinheads who aligned with the KKK, but they were willing to mingle with Caribbean folks because they felt a bond. From those basement parties, dancehall Reggae was born. Yep, it all started in the dark ghetto houses of Britain.