Danimé Mvambanu

Danimé’s love for music began in her childhood in Zeeuws Vlaanderen, where she seized every opportunity to dance. At the age of 16, she joined a hip-hop team, as dance opportunities were scarce in Zeeland. Her move to Rotterdam for college was a revelation for Danimé. She first discovered popping and house, and then became completely captivated by dancehall and its culture. Since discovering the style in 2011, Danimé has continually evolved: she has made several visits to Jamaica to explore the foundation of Dancehall, teaches the style and hits the dancehall scene with her crew, the Rascals.

As a co-founder of the JAMDOWN community, Danimé organizes workshops, lectures and parties with the aim of conveying and preserving the pure and authentic vibes of Jamaican dancehall culture.

Danimé is far from done building; dancehall still has much more to offer her, and she wants to share this with others. Traveling is an important goal for her and a means of further development: “I believe you have to experience a culture firsthand to understand it and learn from it.”