Origin Of Reggae Music

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Register to read the introduction… For some people it could be a style of music that deals with social and racial issues, for some it could simply be a reawakened form of African music. Reggae music has a very interesting history; no other third world country has evolved in such a way as Jamaica, both as a country and from a musical stand point. The development of Reggae music is reflected upon the struggle against racial oppressions, which has origins in the deportation of many Africans as slaves to the British colony of Jamaica. These slaves were brought to Jamaica due to the need for them when sugarcane became the most important export for the island. These slaves arrived by means of the Atlantic slave trade at the same time slaves were being taken to North America, when they arrived there was a lot of racial tension, and Jamaica had one of the highest upraises of slavery of the Caribbean islands …show more content…
During the early 1950’s in downtown Kingston, one of the poorer cities in Jamaica, sound systems were created, and the streets were lined with giant speakers. After Jazz music lost its popularity within the Jamaican community, they would come to these streets to express themselves through dance. These sound systems also helped Jamaicans make money, they would bring their own homemade beer, along with curry goat and rice and the people would dance and eat from 8 until 6 in the morning. By the end of the 1950’s these sound system owners started to develop their own record companies so that Jamaican people could have their own copies of the music. These sound system owners had no intention of making money off the records, but this became the beginning of the boom of Reggae across the …show more content…
The following year he began a Ska band with his friend Bunny and Peter Tosh, which was originally called “The Teenagers”. They then became known as “The Wailing Rudeboys” and after a few more name changes they eventually came up with simply “The Wailers.” In 1964 they came out with their earliest Studio One hit which was recorded in the popular rock steady style, “Simmer Down.” Following that track they came out with another hit in 1965 that was entitled “Soul Rebel” in which both songs were written by

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