Dancehall takes over 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra is dedicating 24 hours of programming to dancehall music in a special take over all day today.
From 7am Thursday till 7am Friday, the roots and history of reggae and dancehall will be explored, explaining how the genre has influenced UK music.
Ruby Mulraine, Executive Producer, Radio 1Xtra, says: "Dancehall Takeover will showcase the impact and influence of Jamaican dancehall music and culture across the globe. Radio 1Xtra has always been at the forefront of celebrating dancehall music; we're committed to the genre, and proud of its pioneering spirit and cutting edge contributions to the worldwide musical landscape."
The Radio 1Xtra website will feature various content including a video chat between Seani B and dancehall artist Jah Cure, archived BBC dancehall interviews from Beenie Man, Shabba Ranks and a host of Radio 1Xtra reggae documentaries.