Reggae, the musical genre originating from rocksteady and ska in 1960’s Jamaica has developed into many other genres, while leaving an indelible mark on popular music worldwide. Jamaica celebrates February as Reggae Month. In commemoration of the month, we share 5 of the most common misconceptions about reggae music.
1. Reggae Music IS Bob Marley
Bob Marley – King of Reggae
Bob is heralded worldwide as the King of Reggae. His influence on the genre is certainly undeniable, and Marley remains one of the greatest musical legends of all time. Bob’s contribution to reggae music, and music generally, has been internationally recognised. There are however countless other individuals who have made sterling contributions to the reggae music, and who have rocked stage after stage across the world. Consider if you will Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Gregory Issacs, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond… oh the list could go on and on.
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