Reggae

Reggae

Reggae has brought the world to a wonderful peaceful place. It has evolved from a simple music art form known as Mento, which was developed in the early 20th century by labor workers and direct descendants of the Maroon Society. Maroon is actually still present today.
As the art form took shape, it integrated external mainstream influences, such as Rock
and Roll in the 50?s, which brought the Ska music form in Jamaica. With this new generation of peppy horn melodies and uptempoed vocal sounds, Reggae for the first time had potential to cross over into the mainstream music industry and finally
share some fame with all the other big stars of this time. It happened with a hit from a girl names
Millie Small. Her debut single “My Boy Lollipop” brought it all in. This sparked a creative explosion in the local industry and literally overnight labels and studios popped up all over downtown Kingston. Artists to emerge from this era were Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and King Stich (just to name a few).

With the war era of the 60s approaching, reggae finally took form with a mellow

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