Originating in the 1960s, the genre, Reggae, was made popular in Jamaica due to its dominant bass guitar of rhythmic strumming beats. By incorporating elements of R&B, Jazz, Mento, Calypso, African and Latin American music, Reggae has a unique rhythmic pattern, unlike any other genre.
Able to offer commentary on the political climate, Reggae quickly made a reputation for itself as a celebration of culture and freedom. With deep links to Rastafari, an Afrocentric religion, the genre is praised globally for spreading the visibility of Rastafarianism.
Reggae has become a well-loved genre, celebrated globally by music lovers of all cultures for its unique rhythm and smooth vocals. Made popular by the likes of Bob Marley and Johnny Nash, we have a wide selection of Reggae musicians who have dedicated their lives to the genre. With their passion for music and expert ability, our Reggae bands are the perfect addition to any event, from weddings to charity fundraisers.
Derived from Ska and Rock Steady, the genre can be categorised by its offbeat rhythms, slowed pace and use of call and response. Reggae is commonly sung in Jamaican Patois or Jamaican English and is noted for its discussion of love, socialising, and social criticism.
During the 1950s, the UK was the primary destination for Caribbean people looking to emigrate, which in turn influenced the British music scene. Due to this, the fusion of Jamaican music and English culture made way for other genres like Drum and Bass. Many world famous Reggae artists began their career in the UK, as a springboard for global success.
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