Reggae Music and Jamaica

By | January 13, 2018

Jamaica is a beautiful island known for its reggae music and its captive beauty. Jamaica is filled with bright colors and flavors. It’s really evident in the diversity of its people, beaches, food, and music.

the music of Jamaica has moved through different ways. We heard and saw the performance of rhythms such as Dub, Ska, Congo, and Dancehall. All these rhythms are known worldwide such as reggae. This music is a combination of African, Latin, blues, folk and Jamaican rhythms. Although this style of music is originally from Jamaica, is known and loved worldwide. This music has its origins in the late 1950s ska is just time for Jamaica gained independence from England.

It all started with sound systems and massive open-air disco, which took place in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. He was in the 1970s to the late Bob Marley had this art and became an international scandal with roots reggae, which was a heavy sound, spiritual and conscious. In 2002, Bob Marley Exodus album won album of the century. That pride, the island of fat had already made his mark in the first world for his music.

In  1990  dancehall was developed from reggae, together with a notice containing more offensive songs to encourage street violence and dismay. However, recently, I saw and heard about a recent phenomenon that dates back more socially and spiritually conscious lyrics known by some as the New Roots Movement. I think it’s a good thing for music in Jamaica and the rest of the world. One of the main producers of Jamaica, Bobby Digital, said:

“If you feed the population to violence is vile. If we fill you with love, which is very beautiful.”

Today you can see the great performances by the artists to exhibit at events such as the Caribbean Music Expo, Sumfest in Jamaica. New Reggae artists like Shaggy, Sean Paul, and reggae Abijah brought even more international. These events usually take place on the north coast (ie Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay, Montego Bay, Discovery Bay), Jamaica, and sometimes the south coast and Negril, Jamaica.

It is strongly recommended that those who are really interested in Jamaican culture and music to attend one of these shows. Some of these emissions can be long days, so if you can not be there for the whole show, you can take at least one day of it.

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