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Taking Reggae to the world
_____________________________________________By Cesar Montoya and Carlos Rubio of ESL class level 4 Pasadena City College CEC

Wath is reggae ???
Reggae is amusic genre developed in Jamaica in late 1960. Although sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most of Jamaica ... Reggae has also influenced American rap music, as they both share theirroots as rhythmic, African styles of music. but the reggae its not olnly music .Connected With the spiritual emphasis in Rastafari (a religious concept developed in Jamaica ) The Rastafari movementhad 24,020 adherents, according to the 2001 census.

JAMAICA
Jamaica is a island nation . The island harboring.... or the nation-states Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
In Jamaica Itsindigenous Arawakan-speaking Taíno inhabitants named the island Xaymaca, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water", or the "Land of Springs".

Where did it come from?

According to an early definition inThe Dictionary of Jamaican English (1980), reggae is based on ska, an earlier form of Jamaican popular music, and employs a heavy four-beat rhythm driven by drums, bass guitar, electric guitar.who had their first major hits like Peter Tosh, and Bob Marley makes icon on the world of music reggae .Another reggae superstar, Jimmy Cliff, A major cultural force in the worldwide spread ofreggae,

bob_marley_by_auxilarDuring this period of reggae’s development, a connection grew between the music and the Rastafarian movement, the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I (whoseprecoronation name was Ras [Prince] Tafari), Rastafari advocates equal rights and justice and draws on the mystical consciousness of kumina, an earlier Jamaican religious tradition that ritualizedcommunication with ancestors. Besides Marley and the Wailers, groups who popularized the fusion of Rastafari and reggae were Big Youth, Black Uhuru, Burning Spear (principally Winston Rodney), and Culture.
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