A little tidbit about Reggae Music...
What is reggae music? Stemming from Ska music during the 1950s, reggae music originates from Jamaica and finds its musical roots in Calypso; Jazz; Mento; R&B and Rock steady. Defined by its unique rhythm, reggae music is accompanied by an even beat rhythm guitar and a bass drum. Reggae music is composed of several sub genres: Dancehall; Dub and Dub Poetry: Lovers Rock: Ragga; Roots reggae music; and Toasting.
Reggae music tells lyrical stories about love and sex, poverty, politics, and overall social community. Ska band, "Toots and the Maytals" were known to have coined the word "reggae" during the 1960s; however, as most reggae music enthusiasts know, Bob Marley evolutionalized reggae music by popularizing it through his unique sounds.
Reggae music includes several bands that perform regularly. Current reggae music artists include B.E. Mann, "...International reggaepop recording artist who has released ten albums since 1987;"(1) Bolivar, who has released 24 reggae albums; and countless others.
A little info on reggae music albums.
Some of the top reggae music albums include "Various Artists, Tougher than Tough: The Story of Jamaican Music;" Bob Marley's "Songs of Freedom;" and Toots and the Maytals' "Time Tough: The Anthology;" to name a few. Additionally, reggae music recording artists who have won Grammy awards include "True Love" album by Toots Hibbert in 2004, and 2003's reggae music Grammy winner Sean Paul for his album, "Dutty Rock."
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Ref. 1. Bemann.com
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