What Is Reggae Music? - Answered here
What Is Reggae Music? - Answered here, When one thinks of Reggae music the name Bob Marley is almost the first thing that comes to mind.
But Reggae music has more to it than just Bob.
Although Reggae Music is not the only music originating out of Jamaica, it's like the mother of all the other genres.
Other genres which are associated with Jamaica are Ska, Rocksteady, reggae dub, and dancehall.
So What Is Reggae? - The well-respected source, Merriam Webster defines reggae this way “popular music of Jamaican origin that combines native styles with elements of rock and soul music and is performed at moderate tempos with the accent on the offbeat”.
The britannica.com Definition:
Reggae, style of popular music that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s and quickly emerged as the country’s dominant music. By the 1970s it had become an international style that was particularly popular in Britain, the United States, and Africa. It was widely perceived as a voice of the oppressed.
What Is Reggae? Where was the Word Reggae Originated?
This one is still up for debate as a number of
individuals are laying claim to the word. Our in-depth research has
shown that most of the credit should be given to veteran Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady
singer Toots Hibbert.
In 1968 he released a song titled "Do The Reggay"
(different spelling same pronunciation). The song is said to have been
based off a dance name based on Rege.
According to an article in Wikipedia
- The genre of reggae music is led by the drum and bass. Some key
players in this sound are Jackie Jackson from Toots and the Maytals,
Carlton Barrett from Bob Marley and the Wailers,
Lloyd Brevett from The Skatalites, Paul Douglas from Toots and the
Maytals, Lloyd Knibb from The Skatalites, Winston Grennan, Sly Dunbar,
and Anthony "Benbow" Creary from The Upsetters.
The bass guitar
often plays the dominant role in reggae. The bass sound in reggae is
thick and heavy and equalized so the upper frequencies are removed and
the lower frequencies emphasized. The guitar in reggae usually plays on
the offbeat of the rhythm.
It is common for reggae to be sung in
Jamaican Patois, Jamaican English, and Iyaric dialects. Reggae is noted
for its tradition of social criticism and religion in its lyrics,
although many reggae songs discuss lighter, more personal subjects, such
as love and socializing.
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