What is reggae?

  • (noun): Popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar.

Reggae

Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady.

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Some articles on reggae:

Sublime (band) - Musical Style and Influences
... Their genre-blending mash-up style incorporated elements of dub, reggae, first-wave and second-wave ska, punk rock, hardcore punk, rockabilly ... Bob Marley and associated Jamaican reggae acts The Wailers, and Peter Tosh feature prominently in Sublime's songs, as do other Jamaican reggae and dancehall acts such as Born Jamericans ... The band additionally covered "Smoke Two Joints" originally by Oregon-based reggae group The Toyes ...
Light (Matisyahu Album)
... Light is the third album by reggae singer Matisyahu, which was released on August 25, 2009 ... The album has been highly successful in the reggae world, holding the top spot on the billboard reggae albums chart for 34 weeks ...
Reggae Outside of Jamaica - Australia & New Zealand
... Reggae in Australia originated in the 1980s ... Desert Reggae is a developing contemporary style possibly originating in Central Australia ... New Zealand reggae was heavily inspired by Bob Marley's 1979 concert in the country, and early reggae groups such as Herbs ...
Silkeborg Reggae Festival
... Silkeborg Reggae Festival, also known as Raggapak, was a reggae festival in Silkeborg, Denmark ...
Supreeme - Influences
... Reggae and specifically Dancehall has a large presence in Tom Cruz's production who is a Jamerican ... "...growing up with my father, I grew up in reggae, there was always Reggae playing in the house" ...