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History Of Reggae Music

By Nikola Kajdas and Julia Drewnowicz
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Nikola Kajdas

on 14 October 2012

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THE HISTORY OF REGGAE By Nikola Kajdas and
Julia Drewnowicz Member Reggae ROOTS that can be traced back to the 1940s in Jamaican musical styles such as... Where does Reggae come from and when was it originated? MENTO SKA and

ROCK

STEADY However, Reggae music really originated during the late 1960s. Many people think that Reggae is one music that describes every sound that comes out of Jamaica but their wrong. The reggae beat and style that originated after the development of Ska and Rock-steady. Reggae has a distinctive sound that distinguished it from the others due to its regular chops and the off beat that’s referred as the skank. The Tempo is generally slower than that found in Ska and Rock steady. I wonder why
Reggae Music
was created? The Rastafarian movement has played a vital role in Reggae music even up today, 1 out of 3 Jamaican are Rastafarian's. Reggae music is all about poverty, social injustice, religion and love and because of the turmoil that Jamaica has faced over the years it speaks from the soul.
Reggae music is generally mixed from tradition African beat drum and from the Caribbean and it has a mix of English and Jamaica patios. The origins of the word “Reggae” is still out on the table. What Reggae music really is and how did it developed? In the 1950s Jamaican musicians began to experiment with drum and bass patterns which were inspired by the
R&B (Rhythm and Blues) broadcasts in the United States. Reggae usually has accents on the 3rd beat in each bar,
there being four beats in a bar. It different from other styles because it is accentuated on the 2nd and 4th beat.
Reggae song lyrics includemany subjects, such as faith, love, sexuality, relationships, poverty, injustice and more.
In England in approximately 1968 or 1969 was around the time when English people became aware of it . And now some facts about successful REGGAE artists Bob Marley, one of the most influential reggae artists, how was the next to rise to international popularity and he eventually became reggae's biggest star. The Jamaican singer, songwriter, and guitarist connected all the soulful melodies with strident lyrics that were informed by the Biblical and Afro-Caribbean awareness of the Rastafarian religion. During the 1970s, Marley and many other Jamaican musicians sang about black unification and liberation while advocating the smoking of ganja (marijuana) as a religious sacrament. Marley and prominent members of his band the Wailers, such as Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston, openly embraced the "rebel" image that their music acquired over time. Marley gained mainstream recognition with his 1975 album Natty Dread. By the time of his death from cancer in 1981, Marley and the Wailers had won worldwide respect for their highly melodic, spiritually moving, and politically militant pop songs. 10 greatest Reggae artists ALTON ELLIS 10 WINSTON
RODNEY
9 MICHAEL 8
ROSE DENNIS BROWN 7 DESMOND DEKKER
6 GREGORY
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5 PETER TOSH 4 JIMMY CLIFF 3 TOOTS HIBBERT 2 AND





BOB
MARLEY 1 THANKS FOR WATCHING
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