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Transcript of Reggae
Reggae is a music genre that developed in the 1960s in Jamaica.
The songs are mostly about poverty, social injustice, religion,love and sometimes stories. History
Reggae developed after the influence of other genere's like Jazz, Ska, and Rocksteady.
Its a One drop rhythm, the vocals are often harmonized, and the lyrics are sung deeply and soulful. Bob Marley History
Bob Marley was a jamaican singer,song writer and musician. He was the lead singer and guitarist for the Ska, Rocksteady and reggae band, called Bob Marley & The Wailers. History
He made Reggae famous in Jamaica and internationally which included the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom was a big fan of reggae and they started playing all reggae music on the radio non-stop. History
"The Harder They Come" was another boost of popularity for Reggae music. It was a 1972 movie about a young Jamaican man who wants to be a famous reggae singer but he gets taken advantage of by record producers and he starts dealing marijuana so they'll produce his songs. This movie helped reggae's popularity grow all around the world. Influences on black U.S. soul music In the 1950's and 60's immigrants from Jamaica came to America. They remained in contact with Jamaica and they brought over they're culture. It gave a rise to rap music and the hip hop culture. Styles -Reggae -Rap Instruments The type of instruments this type of music uses are
Bass Guitar-Provides the rhythm
Guitar- Electric or Acoustic
Horns- The horn section play's the introductions, instrumental breaks,solos, and counter melodies.
The Horn section includes
Trumpet Guitars-Provides the rhythm
-Bass Drums Horn Section
-Plays the introductions, instrumental breaks, solos, and counter melodies.
-Trumpet Each members plays the same pattern. One horn may play in a higher octave than others, or they play in another key that meshes melodically. THE horn section Bob MArley died from cancer at the age of 36 on May 11th 1981 Works Cited
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