Black Harvest Film Festival: BAD LIKE BROOKLYN DANCEHALL


THEATER 2 Sat, Nov 4, 2023 7:15 PM
THEATER 2 Wed, Nov 8, 2023 8:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Jamaica
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ben DiGiacomo
Sean Paul
DJ Kool Herc
Bobby Konders
Patricia Chin
Screenwriter:Amy DiGiacomo


With electrifying rhythms and lyrical mastery, dancehall music ignited Brooklyn’s alternative scene in the 80s and 90s. Young Jamaican immigrants, carrying their homeland’s sonic traditions, sparked this cultural phenomenon. Executive produced by Shaggy, director Ben DiGiacomo’s debut documentary explores the genre’s evolution within New York City’s vast soundscape, paying homage to the trailblazers and lovers of dancehall, and inviting everyone to join the vibrant dutty oasis where being bad gets good. Director Ben DiGiacomo and producer Amy DiGiacomo scheduled to attend November 4.