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Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean Sea, known as the birthplace of many popular musical genres, including reggae, dub, raggamuffin and ska. Its culture is a fusion of elements from Europe, especially the islands former colonizer, England, Africa, though the importation of slaves, and the native Arawak... Music of Jamaica
Kumina is both the religion and the music practiced by the people of eastern Jamaica. These people have retained the drumming and dancing of the Bantu-speaking peoples of the Congo. Like the Kongo practicioners from Cuba, they have kept a large amount of the Kongo language alive. In there... Kumina Nyabinghi is a legendary Amazon queen, who was said to have possesed a Ugandan woman named Muhumusa in the 19th century. Muhumusa inspired a movement, rebelling against African colonial authorities. Though she was captured in 1913, alleged possessions by Nyabinghi continued (mostly afflicting women). The Nyabinghi resistance inspired a number... Nyabhingi
Mento is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced reggae music. Mento typically features acoustic instruments, such as acoustic guitar, banjo, hand drums, and the rhumba box - a large mbira in the shape of a box that can be sat on while played. The rhumba... Mento This page is about ska, the musical style. SKA is also a three letter acronym for Square Kilometre Array. Ska is a form of Jamaican music which began in the late 1950s. Combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American rhythm and blues sound, it was a precursor... Ska
This article is about the Jamaican music. For the No Doubt album, see Rock Steady Rocksteady is the name given to an era in the development of the music of Jamaica between 1966 and 1968, and to the style of music which prevailed in that era. The term comes from... Rocksteady Reggae is an African Caribbean style of music developed on the island of Jamaica and is closely linked to the religion Rastafarianism, though not universally popular among its members. Reggae is founded upon its rhythm style, which is characterized by regular chops on the backbeat, played by the rhythm guitarist... Reggae
Jamaican sound system For the Sade album, Lovers Rock, see Lovers Rock (album) Lovers Rock is Britains main contribution to reggae. A style which developed in the UK in the 1970s, Lovers Rock represented an apolitical counterpoint to the conscious Rastafarian sound dominant in Jamaica. Rooted in the Sound Systems of... Lovers rock
Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which developed in the early 1970s. Dub is characterized as a version of an existing song, typically emphasizing the drums and bass for a sound popular in local Sound Systems. The instrumental tracks are typically drenched in sound processing effects, with most of... Dub Dancehall is a type of Jamaican reggae which developed around 1979, with artists such as Barrington Levy and others who went on to become the Roots Radics. The style is characterized by a DJ singing and rapping or toasting over raw and danceable reggae music (riddims). In the early years... Dancehall
Dub Poetry is a form of performance poetry consisting of spoken word over reggae rhythms, that originated in Jamaica in the 1970s. Unlike Dee Jaying (also known as Toasting or Chatting) which also features the use of the spoken word, the Dub Poets performace is normally pre-prepared, rather... Dub poetry Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. Traditional African American toasting Toasting has been part of African American urban tradition since Reconstruction as part of a verbal art tradition, dating back to the griots of Africa, which lauds the exploits of... Toasting
Raggamuffin (or ragga) is a kind of reggae that includes digitized backing instrumentation. It is a form of dancehall, and has been popular since the middle of the 1980s; Under Me Sleng Teng (Wayne Smith; 1985) is usually recognized as the first ragga song. The instrumentation is usually behind dub... Raggamuffin Rastafarianism is a religion from Jamaica that has since spread throughout the world. Music has long played an integral role in the religion, and the connection between the religion and various kinds of music has become well-known due to the international fame of musicians like Bob Marley and Peter... Rastafarian
Roots Reggae is the name given to Rastafarian reggae music from Jamaica, which evolved from Ska and Rocksteady and made famous by the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Marley. Roots reggae is an inherently spiritual type of reggae music, the lyrics of which are predominantly in praise of Jah Rastafari - believed... Roots reggae Rockers reggae
The vast majority of the inhabitants of the United States are immigrants or descendents of immigrants. This article will focus on the music of these communities and discuss its roots in countries across Africa, Europe and Asia, excluding only Native American music, indigenous and immigrant Latinos, Puerto Rican music, Hawaiian... US UK
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British Caribbean Other Anglophone islands
Anguilla is best known as part of a wave of Caribbean islands that began producing calypso and related Trinidadian genres, in many cases becoming more popular than artists from the genres homeland. King Short Shirts Tourist Leggo from 1977 was so close to winning the Road March Carnival contest... Anguilla The Caribbean state of Trinidad and Tobago is best known as the homeland of calypso music, including 1950s stars Lord Kitchener and Mighty Sparrow. Other forms of music include Carnival songs like lavway and leggos, as well as bongo music (which originated at wakes). Yoruban shango and Dahomean rada are... Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean Sea, known as the birthplace of many popular musical genres, including reggae, dub, raggamuffin and ska. Its culture is a fusion of elements from Europe, especially the islands former colonizer, England, Africa, though the importation of slaves, and the native Arawak... Jamaica
Bermuda is a Caribbean island that is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Its musical output includes pop singer Eddie DeMello, as well as an array of bagpipe music played by descendents of Irish and Scottish settlers; the biggest bagpipe band on modern Bermuda is the Bermuda Islands Pipe... Bermuda Antigua and Barbuda is a Caribbean nation in the Lesser Antilles chain. Antigua is the cultural center for the nation, as well as the population base. The country is a second home for many of the pan-Caribbean genres of popular music, and has produced stars in calypso, soca, steeldrum... Antigua and Barbuda
Montserrat is a dependency of the United Kingdom. Past pop stars include the soca bandleader Arrow, known for 1983s Hot! Hot! Hot!. Calypso music is also popular. The influence of Irish traditions is apparent in Montserrats symbols and heritage, especially the set dance-like Bam-chick-lay, and... Montserrat The music of the Bahamas is associated primarily with junkanoo, a celebration which occurs on Boxing Day (December 26) and again on New Years Day (January 1). Parades and other celebrations mark the ceremony. Groups like The Baha Men, Ronnie Butler and Kirkland Bodie have gained massive popularity in... Bahamas and In modern Dominica, calypso, zouk and reggae are popular, along with imported soca and rock and roll, and the indigenous jing ping sound. A combination of these pop forms called bouyon has achieved some popularity, especially the group WCK (Windward Caribbean Kulture). Native musicians in various forms, like reggae (Nasio... Dominica
The Turks and Caicos Islands are an overseas dependency of the United Kingdom. They are most well known for ripsaw music. Ripsaw is accompanied by an array of instruments, including maracas, triangles, box guitar, conga drums, goat and cowski drums, accordion, concertina and, most prominently and uniquely, the carpenter saw... Turks and Caicos Barbados is home to spouge music, which is played on guitars, mandolins and drums, but is best known as a second home for Trinidadian calypso and soca, as well as a reggae/soca fusion called ragga-soca. The 1974 revival of the Crop Over Festival, which features the Pic-O... Barbados and The island of Saint Lucia, located in the Caribbean, has seen a recent upsurge in interest in its native music. The government has seen value in promoting a music industry, and has formed the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) to accomplish this goal. In 2004, the first-ever M&C... St. Lucia
The Cayman Islands are a Caribbean island chain, currently a territory of the United Kingdom. Musically there are an array of pop singers that cater to tourists, while the natives enjoy a selection of international pop music and their own folk styles. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation, established in 1984... Caymans Grenada is a small Caribbean island nation that has produced several major musicians, including David Emmanuel, one of the best-selling reggae performers ever, and Mighty Sparrow, a legendary calypsonian. The island is also known for jazz, most notably including Kingsley Etienne, a keyboardist, while the Grenadan-American Joe Country... Grenada and Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island nation in the Caribbean, known for a number of musical celebrations including Carnival (December 24 to January 2). The last week in June features the St Kitts Music Festival, while the week-long Culturama on Nevis lasts from the end of July into... St. Kitts and Nevis
The Virgin Islands are partially controlled by the United Kingdom and the United States, and have had long-standing cultural ties to the island nations to the south as well as to various European colonialists. From its neighbors, the Virgin Islands has imported various pan-Caribbean genres of music, including... Virgin Islands Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a Caribbean island with thriving music scenes based on imported steelpan, Big Drum, soca, reggae and calypso. Traditional storytelling is also popular. The most popular international singer from St. Vincent is Kevin Lyttle, whose Turn Me On topped charts across Europe. There are recording... St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Other islands
Aruba and the five main islands of the Netherlands Antilles are part of the Lesser Antilles island chain. Their music is a mixture of native, African and European elements, and is closely connected with trends from neighboring islands like Martinique, Trinidad and Guadeloupe, as well as the mainland former Dutch... Aruba and the Dutch Antilles - The Caribbean island of Cuba has been influential in the development of multiple musical styles in the 19th and 20th centuries. The roots of most Cuban musical forms lie in the cabildos, a form of social club among African slaves brought to the island. Cabildos preserved African cultural traditions, even... Cuba - The Dominican Republic is known primarily for merengue, though bachata and other forms are also popular. Dominican music has always been closely intertwined with that of its neighbor, Haiti (see Music of Haiti). Bachata Bachata is a style of music that inhabitants of shantiestowns call their own, although it was... Dominican Republic - The music of Haiti is influenced most greatly by French colonial ties and African immigration (through slavery), as well as by its neighbor, the Dominican Republic (see music of the Dominican Republic). Impoverished Haiti didnt have any recorded music until 1937 (see 1937 in music) when Jazz Guignard was... Haiti - The former French colonies of Martinique and Guadeloupe are small islands in the Caribbean. Despite their small size, Martinique especially has had a profound influence on the music of the Caribbean basin and the world as a whole. Biguine Biguine is a Martinican form of clarinet and trombone music which... Martinique and Guadeloupe - The music of Puerto Rico has been influenced by African and European (especially Spanish) forms, and has become popular across the Caribbean and in some communities worldwide. Native popular genres include bomba and plena, while more modern innovations include the hip hop fusion reggaeton. Early history The history of the... Puerto Rico
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See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot_100_No._1_Hits_of_1966 Events January 3 - Hullabaloo shows promotional videos of The Beatles songs Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out. January 8 - Shindig! airs for the last... 1966 in music

  • Download sample of Alton Ellis (*1944 in Jamaican musician, best known as the innovator of rocksteady music. He began playing ska at the height of the genres fame, recording for Studio One, but he reached his period of greatest popularity in the late 1960s. Ellis was from Trenchtown, a poor area of... Alton Ellis' This article is about the Jamaican music. For the No Doubt album, see Rock Steady Rocksteady is the name given to an era in the development of the music of Jamaica between 1966 and 1968, and to the style of music which prevailed in that era. The term comes from... rocksteady track "Girl You've Got a Date".
  • Download sample of "Cincinatti Kid" by Cecil Bustamente Campbell (born May 28, 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica), better known as Prince Buster, is one of the most important figures in the history of ska music. The records he made on the Blue Beat label in the 1960s inspired countless performers; virtually every reggae and ska artist after... Prince Buster, a legendary This page is about ska, the musical style. SKA is also a three letter acronym for Square Kilometre Array. Ska is a form of Jamaican music which began in the late 1950s. Combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American rhythm and blues sound, it was a precursor... ska artist.

See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music Events January-February January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for... 1976 in music

  • Download sample of "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" by Horace Swaby (June 21, 1954–May 18, 1999), better known as Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican reggae and dub music record producer and keyboardist, popular during the last half of the 20th century. He was perhaps the first person to use the melodica as a viable musical instrument. He... Augustus Pablo and produced by King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, January 28, 1941 - February 6, 1989) is a Jamaican musician, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s. Early life In the 1950s, King Tubbys musical career began with the sound systems, set up on the streets of Kingston... King Tubby, a landmark Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which developed in the early 1970s. Dub is characterized as a version of an existing song, typically emphasizing the drums and bass for a sound popular in local Sound Systems. The instrumental tracks are typically drenched in sound processing effects, with most of... dub music recording.

See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music Events Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer that year. Several artists who were not regarded as dance/disco... 1979 in music

  • Download sample of Dub Poetry is a form of performance poetry consisting of spoken word over reggae rhythms, that originated in Jamaica in the 1970s. Unlike Dee Jaying (also known as Toasting or Chatting) which also features the use of the spoken word, the Dub Poets performace is normally pre-prepared, rather... dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ) (born 24 August 1952) is a British-based Dub poet. His style of reggae music involves the recitation of poetry over dub reggae - hence the name. Johnsons poetry is delivered in the thick Patois of Jamaica, although the man himself is capable of sounding... Linton Kwesi Johnson's "Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Song)".

See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. In the ensuing... 1983 in music

  • Download sample of Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley ( February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Saint Ann, Jamaica. He was one of the widest known reggae musicians of all time, famous for popularising the genre outside of Jamaica. Much of his work... Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldier". In the 1970s - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 1970s From Wikipedia Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of... 1970s, Marley achieved great crossover success around the world to an unprecedented degree for a Reggae is an African Caribbean style of music developed on the island of Jamaica and is closely linked to the religion Rastafarianism, though not universally popular among its members. Reggae is founded upon its rhythm style, which is characterized by regular chops on the backbeat, played by the rhythm guitarist... reggae artist.

See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... 1985 in music

  • Download sample of "Under Me Sleng Teng" by Wayne Smith, an early example of Raggamuffin (or ragga) is a kind of reggae that includes digitized backing instrumentation. It is a form of dancehall, and has been popular since the middle of the 1980s; Under Me Sleng Teng (Wayne Smith; 1985) is usually recognized as the first ragga song. The instrumentation is usually behind dub... ragga music.

See also: 2002 in music, 2003 in music (UK), other events of 2003, 2004 in music, list of years in music, 2000s in music Events Early January - Drowning Pool disbanded January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and... 2003 in music

  • Download sample of Sean Paul (real name Sean Paul Henriques, born 8th January, 1973) is a Jamaican (of Portuguese, African and Chinese lineage) reggae singer. In 1997, Paul recorded in combination with Spanner Banner on the Jamaican chart-topper, Ladies Man, through the singers Sweet Angel Productions. The hit resulted in his... Sean Paul's Dancehall is a type of Jamaican reggae which developed around 1979, with artists such as Barrington Levy and others who went on to become the Roots Radics. The style is characterized by a DJ singing and rapping or toasting over raw and danceable reggae music (riddims). In the early years... dancehall track "Ever Blazing".

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