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Traditional Folk Form. Dinki Mini Simona Pitt Yudisha Bennett Britani Gayle. What Is Dinki Mini. Dinki Mini is of African origin. From the Congolese word ‘ndingi’-lamentation or funeral song. It is also known as gerreh . (tacky) It is a mixture of song and dance.

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traditional folk form

Traditional Folk Form

Dinki Mini

Simona Pitt

Yudisha Bennett

Britani Gayle

what is dinki mini
What Is Dinki Mini
  • Dinki Mini is of African origin.
  • From the Congolese word ‘ndingi’-lamentation or funeral song.
  • It is also known as gerreh. (tacky)
  • It is a mixture of song and dance.

Dinkies are celebratory occasions.

social settings practiced
Social Settings Practiced
  • Dinki Mini was practiced openly throughout slavery .
  • It is usually performed after the death of a person, and up until the ninth night after the death.
  • It is usually done outdoors at the home of the deceased.
social settings practiced1
Social Settings Practiced
  • Jamaica’s annual festival activities.
parishes practiced in
Parishes Practiced In
  • St. Mary
  • St. Ann
  • St. Andrew
  • Portland


  • Hanover
  • St James
  • Westmoreland
religious aspect of dinki mini
Religious Aspect Of Dinki Mini
  • A ritual is held to send off mature the spirits.
  • (rock of ages)
  • Entails the tying of the deceased and taking his or her mattress to the cross roads.
  • The dance is doe to a mento type of music.
  • Focuses on the pelvic region.
  • The dancers, male and female, make suggestive rotations with the pelvis.
  • It is usually done in couples.
  • Shakas
  • Katta sticks
  • Condensed milk tins
  • Grater and the fork
  • the tamboo
  • the benta-
  • Bamboo with sticks
jamaican popular music

Jamaican Popular Music

Simona Pitt


Britani Gayle

who started this genre
Who Started This Genre
  • Henry “Junjo” Lawes in 1979.
who started the genre
Who Started the Genre
  • Refined by King Jammy in the early 80s, during the transition from dub to dancehall, and original attempts to digitize “hooks” to “toast” over by Jamaican deejays.
what is dancehall
What Is Dancehall
  • This is a popular  type of  music originated in the late 70s in Jamaica, as a result of varying political and socio-economic factors. It is also known as “bashment”.
  • predecessor of rap
  • It got its name, predictably, from large halls or street spaces where deejays were setting up their sound systems.
  • It is characterized by a deejay singing and toasting (or rapping) over danceable music rhythms.
instruments used in dancehall
Instruments Used In Dancehall
  • Drums
  •  Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Organ
  • Drum
  • machine
  •  Sampler 
  • Synthesizer 
  •  Organ

Early dancehall

Modern dancehall

famous composers
Famous Composers
  • Dennis Brown
  • Junior Delgado
  • John Holt
  • Barrington Levy
  • Derrick Harriott
famous artists
Famous Artists
  • Tony Matterhorn
  • RDX
  • Sean Paul
  • Lady Saw
  • Spice
  • Maka Diamond
  • Stacious
  • BeenieMan
  • Barrington Levy
  • Yellowman
  • Capleton
  • Elephant man
  • Ghost
  • D Angel
famous songs
Famous Songs
  • Shaggy -Boombastic
  • Mr. Vegas – Heads High
  • Pliers-Murder She Wrote
  • Bounty Killer-Sufferer
  • QQ- one drop
  • VybzeKartel-Summer time
  • Lady Saw-Heels On
  • RDX-Kotch
  • VybzeKartel- School