Buju Banton's Dance Video for "Trust" Gives Us What We Want
We want Black dancers in Dancehall videos.
Trust is one of the first solo releases from the G.O.A.T. since returning home. The video is choreographed by Tanisha Scott ,three-time MTV VMA nominated choreographer and Dancehall legendary choreographer Orville Hall. The visuals come as a blessing to my feed.
More often than I wish to admit, I am scrolling looking to keep up with the latest trends and tunes. Just to have a video of Japanese dancers appear with Rasta colors, faux locs , and a studio full of people who wear the culture like a profitable costume.
Although the popularity of Dancehall abroad brings me great joy, I can't help but wonder how many of these instagram famous dancers using Dancehall as a digital Black Face to gain a following that would not support the originals.