Where Did Reggae Music Come From?

Where Did Reggae Music Come From?
Reggae developed in the mid-20th Century in Jamaica, heavily influenced by traditional mento folk music, as well as blues and jazz from the United States. A monument dedicated to Bob Marley, one of the most well-known Reggae artists of all time, in …
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INTERVIEW: Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany on his reggae influences and big summer tour
This summer, the rock-reggae group Rebelution will headline an outdoor concert tour with Matisyahu, Collie Buddz and Zion I. The Santa Monica band, featuring Eric Rachmany on vocals/guitar, Rory Carey on keyboards, Marley D. Williams on bass and Wesley …
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Shaggy’s Top Reggae Tracks
“It is an amazing fusion record because you’ve got the reggae feel, but it had the ability to capture an international audience and still give that same energy. Jimmy Cliff is an icon in the reggae game and it’s such a classic song that lasts to this …
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Scottish study suggests dogs are partial to reggae music

musicScottish study suggests dogs are partial to reggae music
Jan. 27 (UPI) –A Scottish study looking at how music affects dogs’ behavior suggests canines are partial to reggae over classical music. Researchers from the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow said they studied the psychological and behavioral …
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THE POP GROUP – Funky Punky Freaky Reggae Party in Belgium…
few bands that really have, after reuniting many years after they first formed (1977), something challenging, inspiring and perspicacious to say in caustic words and in compelling sound. Their two comeback albums in two years, CITIZEN ZOMBIE (2015)
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Around Newburyport
State of the City of Newburyport: 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 10, Nicholson Hall, 7 Harris St., Newburyport. Join for Mayor Donna Holaday’s presentation of the annual State of the City of Newburyport at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry …
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Anticipated Reggae Albums in 2016

musicAnticipated Reggae Albums in 2016
Just when the dust has cleared off all best of 2015 lists it’s time for yet another list. This time putting focus on what’s about to come in 2016. And it certainly looks promising. For the list below we scanned social media like Twitter, Facebook and …
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Top 10 Reggae Rock Songs
More than a few classic rockers have poured the flavors of Jamaica into their music – which means there were plenty of tracks to pick from to create the Top 10 Reggae Rock Songs. With the growing popularity of stars like Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter …
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Top 10 Greatest Reggae Singers
Reggae, the unique bouncing music with the sticky beat and the emphasis on percussion and bass, formed out of mento, rocksteady and ska. It has developed into many sub-genres and has left an indelible mark on popular music, even influencing the early …
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Latest Reggae News

57459849 - honolulu, hi - april 16: guidance band jams on stage indoors at boda cafe on april 16 2016, honolulu, hawaii.Jamaica Included in US News and World Reports List of Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean
Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae, the Rastafari movement, and excellent all-inclusive resort accommodations, has been recognized by US News and World Reports on its list of the 16 best places in the Caribbean to visit in 2016. It was cited for its beaches …
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Grammy Awards 2017: Ghana’s Stonebwoy And Black Prophet ‘s Reggae Albums To Be Considered For Nominations
BET Award Winning dancehall musician Stonebwoy has hinted his Livingstone Ep is liable to be nominated for the 2017 Grammy Awards. In an Instagram post made by the GO HIGHER crooner, and Vpal Music , Stonebwoy informed that the 6 -song set album has made …
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Colin Hay
There’s some kind of bleak poetry in that, very bleak.” “Far From Home” has the reggae lilt of a contemporary Men At Work tune. Jeff Babko’s Hammond B3, Cook’s inspired drum part, and Hay’s rhythm guitar add to the melody’s hypnotic feel. “I don’t know if …
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Reggae in Venice: The Story of Italy’s Edgiest Pro-Cannabis Band

musicReggae in Venice: The Story of Italy’s Edgiest Pro-Cannabis Band
It’s been more than a decade since Sir Oliver Skardy was a part of Italy’s most famous reggae band, Pitura Freska. He still plays solo gigs but, true to his working-class roots, also keeps his modest job as a school janitor. With the Italian parliament …
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Drake, Dunmall and band on the radio tonight
Drake was taking assistance from Cherry in explaining to Kinch why he felt comfortable playing across a number of musical “styles” from free jazz to reggae. The U.S. drummer was in Birmingham earlier this month at the invitation of Dunmall and …
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Top 5 Live: 239 Fest brings ska, punk, reggae to Cape Coral
Top 5 Live: 239 Fest brings ska, punk, reggae to Cape Coral Top 5 Live: 239 Fest brings more than 20 ska, punk and reggae bands to Cape Coral. Plus Skid Row, Peter Frampton, etc. Check out this story on news-press.com: http://newspr.es/2e4Pkzs
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Latest Reggae News

musicStonebwoy & Shatta Wale Nominated For International Reggae & World Music Awards
Ghanaian dancehall acts Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale grabs nomination at the 35 th annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRWMA) The IRWMA aims at acknowledging and honouring the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music …
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This Week in Concerts – Reggae On the Rocks, Beach House & More
This week in Denver’s music scene features many different concerts ranging over a variety of genres. It’s weeks like this that makes us music lovers feel like feel kids–or me still–at an ice cream shop. Which flavor do I want and which ice …
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Sensory Expressions brings reggae to Reidsville
REIDSVILLE — Market Square got down with the Jamaican rhythms of Sensory Expressions on Aug. 12. Based out of Raleigh, the band plays reggae classics and brings the island style to R&B and Rock and Roll hits.
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Latest Reggae News

musicTop 10 Reggae Rock Songs
More than a few classic rockers have poured the flavors of Jamaica into their music – which means there were plenty of tracks to pick from to create the Top 10 Reggae Rock Songs. With the growing popularity of stars like Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter …
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The Charmery to host anniversary with ’90s throwback
Laura was working in the wine business at the time, and David managed marketing for a reggae band called Groundation. With David a Pikesville native and Laura having grown up in Columbia, the move back to Maryland and opening the shop doors on the Avenue …
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Jamaica’s Hottest New-School Reggae Artists Return To Roots
Live bands. Soulful music. Substantive lyrics. I could be describing the Jamaican music scene circa 1976, the heyday of Bob Marley. But I’m talking about a sound that dominated at this year’s Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s biggest annual music festival.
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UB40 fan Nicola Moore on ‘cloud nine’ after hospice visit from reggae stars

musicUB40 fan Nicola Moore on ‘cloud nine’ after hospice visit from reggae stars
UB40 fan Nicola Moore on ‘cloud nine’ after hospice visit from reggae stars. 15:29, 3 April 2015; By Charlotte Paxton. Brave Nicola Moore had her dying wish come true to meet members of UB40 after an appeal on Facebook went worldwide. Share; Share …
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Filling in the Doctor Dread reggae story
Unlike labels such as Dischord and D.E.T.T., RAS didn’t focus on local music, although Dread was certainly aware of D.C. bands that mixed punk and reggae. He mentions one of them, Soulside, as well he might: Soulside’s bassist, Johnny Temple, founded …
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2015 Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise Announces Full Artist Line Up
MIAMI – New artists are added to the 2015 Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise. Reggae royalty including the eight-time Grammy-winning musician and producer Stephen “Ragga” Marley, #1 Billboard Hot 100 chart topper and multi-platinum British artist …
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The Expendables, Ballyhoo! bring ska and reggae to Majestic

musicThe Expendables, Ballyhoo! bring ska and reggae to Majestic
Last Wednesday, Madison’s reggae fans packed the Majestic for The Expendables’ Winter Blackout tour, featuring Ballyhoo! and Katastro. Braving painfully cold temperatures, the crowd began to fill in early as Katastro played an eclectic set full of …
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The Reggae Soul Of Rusty Zinn
Californian Rusty Zinn made his name as a blues guitarist in the 90s, carving out for himself a reasonably successful solo career and a strong reputation as a session player. However, around 2000 he became interested in reggae and over the last few …
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Four newcomers for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz football squad
Four overseas-based newcomers have been invited by national football coach Winfried Schaefer to join the Reggae Boyz squad for upcoming friendly matches. Jamaica’s national senior men’s football team will play friendly international games against …
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Reggae weekend jammin’ 34 years

musicReggae weekend jammin’ 34 years
Saturday festivalgoers will enjoy the strong, positive feminist voice of Sister Carol, and Sunday’s lineup includes international reggae festival regulars from Sonoma County, Groundation. Proceeds help the center provide numerous free events throughout …
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Growing up in Duxbury, Massachusetts, in the mid-1990s, Scott Woodruff started to gravitate toward West Coast ska and reggae bands like Sublime and Slightly Stoopid. But when Woodruff decided to try his hand playing the music himself, he had a hard …
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Reggae on the up’
SINGER Tony Anthony has been a fixture on the Canadian reggae scene for over 20 years. He is an elder statesman in a market that lacks sustained careers. The St Catherine-born Anthony has lived in Toronto since 1992. He has earned a Juno Award (the …
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