is electric social and popular music from Jamaica. Derived from earlier forms such as Ska and Rocksteady, Reggae was created in the 60's and 70's by Afro Jamaicans who were influenced by American Rock and Soul music they heard on the radio. In attempting to copy the American sound of guitars bass, drums and vocals, Jamaicans added their rhythmic, cultural, and speech characteristics to create the Reggae sound. Bob Marley was Reggae's biggest star. Originally sung in English, Reggae has become and international music and is sung in many languages.
Traditionally West Indian, played on the offbeat with a heavy bass line and Rastafarian themes.
Originally from Jamaica, this internationally played sound dominated by bass, drums (or often drum machine), and guitar chops is associated with the Rastsafarian religion, liberation politics, and ganga.
popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
Music popular with Marijuana culture
Caribbean style of music.
Popular music of Jamaican origin having elements of Calypso, soul and rock and characterized by a strongly accentuated offbeat.
Jamaican popular music style characterized by offbeat rhythms and chanted vocals over a strong bass part; often associated with the Christian religious movement Rastafarianism.
modern popular Jamaican music which emerged in the late 1960s as a reinterpretation of American rhythm an blues music
Type of music that came from the Caribbean region, and has a strong beat. Many reggae tunes have a fast beat.
West Indian music with a heavy beat, often utilised by dub poets.
Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. The term is sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, including ska, rocksteady and dub. The term is more specifically used to indicate a particular style that originated after the development of rocksteady.