Ragga

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Ragga or Raggamuffin music, is a sub genre of Dancehall music or Reggae, in which the instrumentation primarily consists of electronic music. Sampling often serves a prominent role in Ragga.

Wayne Smith’s “Under Me Sleng Teng” was produced by King Jammy in 1985 on a Casio MT-40 synthesizer, and is generally recognised as the seminal ragga song.


“Sleng Teng” boosted Jammy’s popularity immensely, and other producers quickly released their own versions of the riddim, accompanied by dozens of different vocalists.