Reggae Music came out in the end of the years 60's. It a result of different existing musics : ska, rocksteady. But the roots are to be found in carebbean traditionel musics like "Mento" and calypso.
We must also consider rythm 'blues (Soul Music) of Afro Americans as a main influence of Reggae..
Of course african music is an important part of it, with thef RASTAFARI movement, also NYABINGHI songs using african percussions brought by the Black slaves.
Nowadays, Reggae music became itself a great influence in world music, as Bob Marley wanted it.
The greatest Reggae roots artists are Robert Nesta Marley ( Bob), Bunny Wialers, Peter Tosh & Burning Spear.
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Solange TONGO (aka Soul Angel) sings a Reggae song from JO TONGO, her father
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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