03, March, 2024

Episode 206: The history of reggae music

Reggae music is one of the most recognisable and popular genres of music in the world, but where does it come from and what are the origins of reggae music?

In this short, potted history of reggae music we take you through the birth of reggae music in The Carribean from it’s beginnings in Manto and Calypso music to the various genres and rebirths of the reggae music we know today.

 

Notes

We all know reggae music, one of the most recogniseable music genres on the planet, but did you know that reggae’s roots are in the music of African slaves?

That the first well known reggae song came from a film?

That there are at least seven different genres or styles of reggae?

Listen in to find out more.

 

Recap & Takeaways

Learn about how reggae formed from a blend of Mento and Calypso music into the forms of reggae we listen to today.

Bob Marley is one of the most famous reggae stars, but he died at the young age of 36, which did nothing for his influence on worldwide music.

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