The Dancehall Queen is a modern-day Cinderella story, with no Prince Charming, but one very strong woman, backed by a pulsing reggae soundtrack and the scintillating sights of Kingston, Jamaica.
This film is iconic in Jamaica cinema as it is from the view point of a women’s struggle with her city upbringing and identity. I look to this source to give me a in depth understanding of life as it would be for a Dancehall Queen and also as strong representation of the celebration of our social identity.
Dancehall culture is a form of entertainment that Jamaican people have pioneered from the early days of Bruckins ( Bruckins, also spelled brukins, is a Jamaican dance performed primarily to celebrate Emancipation Day. A dance, whose music has both European and African elements, Bruckins is a “stately, dipping-gliding” dance, and may be derived from the Pavane)
Reference 1. http://jamaicans.com/bruckinstime/