Reggae

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Reggae is a music genre that grew out of Jamaica towards the end of the late 1960s.

While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of Ska and Rocksteady.

Reggae has a particular rhythmic style characterised by regular guitar "chops" played on the off-beat, this style is known as the "Skank", with dancing styles known as "Skanking", although the tempo will be generally slower than the tempos found in Ska.

Reggae has strong ties to the Rastafari movement, and Reggae and the Rastafarian movement have been a strong influence on each other, since the days of Reggae's inception.

Reggae song lyrics deal with many subjects, including faith, love, sexuality, relationships, poverty, social issues and Marijuana.

Some Reggae Artists

B

  • Barrington Levy
  • Black Uhuru
  • Bob Marley
  • Burning Spear

C

  • The Congos

D

  • Damian Marley
  • Dennis Brown
  • Desmond Dekker

E

G

  • Gentleman's Dub Club
  • Gregory Isaacs

I

  • Inner Circle

J

  • Jimmy Cliff

L

M

  • Max Romeo
  • Maxi Priest

P

  • Pato Banton & The Reggae
  • Peter Tosh

S

  • Shabba Ranks
  • Shaggy
  • The Skatalites
  • Sly and Robbie
  • Soldiers of Jah Army
  • Steel Pulse
  • Stephen Marley
  • Sugar Minott
  • Super Cat

T

  • Third World
  • Toots & the Maytals

U

  • UB40

Y

  • Yellowman

Z

  • Ziggy Marley