Lockdown has us all doing more online shopping than ever, so why not use the time to check out some new reggae inspired products?
Reggae is now regarded as "intangible
cultural heritage of humanity" after an announcement by UNESCO. People from around
the world have fallen for the wonderful music made by bands such as Bob Marley
and the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals and many others.
There is a huge amount of choice out there when it comes to reggae inspired products so to help you to decide what to go for, we have picked out some options to get you up and running.
Clothing inspired by reggae
Most of us already have a few reggae related items in our wardrobe, but this could be the ideal chance to purchase some more clothing inspired by our love of music.
Items for men, women and children are available at a wide range of online stores, so you are
sure to be able to find something that you want to wear.
The classic Jamaican colors are likely to feature heavily and there are lots of designs that are inspired by Bob Marley and other reggae stars as well.
With people likely to be stuck at home for some time to come, a splash of color in your wardrobe from some new reggae threads could help to keep your mood lifted.
One of the surprising products that are inspired by reggae are slot games, which can be played at various online casinos that can be accessed across the United States.
While there is not a massive amount of choice of reggae-themed online slot games, there are a couple to pick from and you can even hit it for free by taking advantage of free spins offers. This means you do not even have to risk any of your own real cash, but you could still win big!
This means you do not even have to risk any of your own real cash, but you could still win big!
Bob's Coffee Shop is the reggae-themed online slot game that we love the most right now. While it is not as inspired by Bob Marley as you might guess from the name, the slot is a huge amount of fun.
There is even a bonus round where there are 10 free spins up for grabs, though it is a bit strange that the game is based in Amsterdam rather than anywhere in the Caribbean.
An alternative reggae-themed online slot game to Bob's Coffee Shop is Jamaican-A-Fortune!
This is as basic a slot as they come, with a single payline and just three reels in play. The colorful look of the slot makes it very appealing to play, though there is a lack of bonus features.
Levi Roots is just starting to become well known across the United States, but the Jamaican has become one of Britain's biggest culinary stars after launching his range of table sauces.
After appearing on the hit BBC television series Dragons Den in the UK, Roots was able to launch his products such as X Hot Reggae Reggae Sauce in a massive number of stores.
His amazing life story is now being turned into a film and the range of reggae related products released by Roots continues to grow. People can now buy soft drinks, snacks and seasonings on his website, while Roots has also published a range of his own cookery books.
Anyone who is just getting started with reggae influenced cuisine could do a lot worse than using the spicy sauces created by Roots as a jumping off point for experimenting in the kitchen.
While reggae is perhaps not as popular among the current generation as in the past, one of the biggest pop stars in the world could be set to bring the genre to a whole new audience.
Rihanna has confirmed that her next album is going to be heavily influenced by reggae. When asked about it in a recent interview by Vogue, she said: "I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album.
It's not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But you’re going to feel the elements in all of the tracks. Reggae always feels right to me. It’s in my blood."
The Barbadian singer last released a new album back in 2016 with Anti and the name of the reggae influenced record from Rihanna is yet to be announced by the 32-year-old.
Rihanna turning to reggae is likely to lead to an explosion in its global popularity, so there is unlikely to ever be a better time to start buying and using products inspired by reggae music.