|Dancehall Queen Carlene|
May 1 1973
Carlene Smith is Jamaica's first Dancehall Queen. She was crowned Dancehall Queen in 1992 after she and her crew competed against well known models in Jamaica. There had been other Dancehall Queens before her but she started the national spotlight on a reign that was usually isolated to the Jamaican garrisons.
Smith can be seen looking at the 1992 dancehall Chaka Demus & Pliers Murder She Wrote video wearing a gold outfit and white wig. She was also featured on other music videos before and after her appearance on the Dancehall video "Murder She Wrote".
Smith was also featured in the 1997 edition of Vibes magazine on the bottom of Page 52. Where she was credited for the International Butterfly Dance and explains her endorsement of Slam Condoms.
- Dance in a world of change: reflections on globalization and cultural difference, p. 55
- DanceHall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto
- Dance in a world of change: reflections on globalization and cultural difference
- Lisa and Carlene - Candid on motherhood Archived January 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Story of the Song - 'Murder She Wrote' combines old songs Archived May 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Vibes 1997 page 52