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  Reggae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reggae is a style of music developed in Jamaica and is closely linked to the Rastafari movement, though not universally popular among Rastafarians.
The experimental pioneering of such producers within often restricted technological parameters gave birth to dub reggae, and is seen by some music historians as one of the earliest (albeit analogue) contributions to the development of techno.
Roots reggae was an important part of Jamaican culture, and whilst other forms of reggae have replaced it in terms of popularity in Jamaica (Dancehall for instance), roots reggae has found a small, but growing, niche globally.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reggae   (874 words)

 Welcome to The Official Website Of Rascalimu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jamaican reggae itself has shifted away from its traditional musical instruments, the electric guitar, drums and keyboard, and the current vogue is "ragga," a brand of dance-hall reggae, which usually has a simple, synthesized musical backing over which an MC will "toast" or rap, using lyrics characterized by "slackness" (obscenity), glamorizing sex and violence.
African reggae’s biggest star, Alpha Blondie -- who has been called the successor to Bob Marley, and has recorded an album with Marley’s band, The Wailers -- is the most striking example of this.
African reggae's biggest star, Alpha Blondy - who has been called the successor to Bob Marley, and has recorded an album with Marley's band, The Wailers - is the most striking example of this.
www.rascalimu.com /press.htm   (1739 words)

 African Reggae: an overview
Reggae music, the music associated with irie feelings, dreadlocks and sunsplash, was dried up and gone, replaced by dancehall techno drivel that had no place on home stereo equipment.
Africans have been making real "roots" reggae for 20 years, and it's fantastic stuff, largely unnoticed by an international market.
Whereas, the Africans have carried on the tradition that was planted in Harare by Bob Marley, although it would be unfair to say that ragga has not increased in popularity.
www.rootsworld.com /reggae/reggaeafrica.html   (715 words)

 Mots Pluriels Kwaku Asante-Darko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The pan-Africanist dimension of reggae music and its specific intellectual and emotional appeal are largely explicable in the light of the African origins of its Jamaican pioneers.
Reggae musicians of Jamaica and elsewhere were more open to such advocacy and identified with its programme not only because they were Black people but also because they readily understood this phenomena in the context of the colonial experience of Jamaica.
It is also worthy of note that in reggae performance this verbal or linguistic aspect is buttressed by a gymnastic dimension in which the gestures and steps of tiredness which accompany the narratives of the song symbolize the resisting posture of the persona and a desire to break free from physical and mental subjugation.
www.arts.uwa.edu.au /MotsPluriels/MP1600kad.html   (3518 words)

 Drumming, the Backbone
The most influenced aspect of African music from the Islamic people was the role of the human voice and the use of melodic singing.
Reggae, which dates back to 1969, is filled with sounds and ideas from the evolved Rasta music.
Within Reggae music lies the hope for a profoundly compassionate society committed to freedom within a creative scale, which in turn are the founding guidelines for most of the dominant countries in power today.
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/kahn.html   (4514 words)

 Reggae Reviews, Ismael Issac
Although their styles are very similar (they both sing in French as well as native dialects), Ismael is less a copy of Blondy and more of an example of African reggae in general.
Compared to Jamaican reggae, African reggae places noticeably less emphasis on the bass and use of electronic instrumentation.
African reggae still focuses on the band and the result is a sound at a live performance that sounds just like the CD you might have listened to on the way to the show.
www.reggaemovement.com /Reviews/issac.htm   (422 words)

 Fly African Eagle: The Best of African Reggae
Since the mid-'80s, when roots reggae began to die down in popularity (in relation to the surge of digital dancehall), one of the major forces in keeping quality roots alive has been the African reggae scene.
To generalize, African reggae is distinguished musically by its live-instrument (non-digital) sound, which incorporates influences from not only Jamaican music, but also African, along with jazz, blues, and rock 'n roll.
Vocally, African reggae often seems to provide emotional, airy melodies, often sung in one or more of the hundreds of languages/dialects spoken on the continent -- the diverse inflections inherent in these tongues enriching the sweetness of the vocals.
www.reggae-reviews.com /flyafrican.html   (296 words)

 African Head Charge
Although this album is categorized as reggae (well, dub, to be specific), you'll have a hard time defining many of these tunes as such.
Songs of Praise, like African Head Charge's previous albums, is a diaspora of sound, incorporating the feel of African, East Indian, reggae, dub, and Native American music rolled into one (The jazz fusion sound is relatively absent.), but this album is more suited to a mainstream audience (not that it's terribly accessible still).
This compilation is streets ahead of the African reggae of Lucky Dube despite its distorted vocals, loops and general eccentricity.
www.reggae-reviews.com /ahc.html   (1196 words)

 DAR Radio - (Digital Afro Riddims)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The story telling nature of African Hi-life goes back to the days when the African Giorts were used to spread the words of the kings and chiefs throughout and beyond the kingdoms and chiefdoms.
Before long, Africans were growing dread, jumping to the Reggae beat and producing their own brand of African Reggae.
Although ordinary Africans are relatively poor, they spent a great portion of their lives in search of the perfect night of music.
www.digitalafroroadmap.com /dar_dance.html   (1667 words)

 Reggae - African Showboyz
Napoleon, Joseph, Moses, Issac and JJ Sabbah, all brothers, are the African Showboyz.
He was to embark on a world journey in effort to bring recognition to the suffrage of the African people and feed his ever-growing family.
There, sleeping in a tipi the Africans and the American Natives rejoiced on common ground with the drum and the concept of unity; and the Showboyz were honored in a ‘sweat’ under the August full moon.
www.fastlaneintl.com /showboyz.htm   (669 words)

 World Reggae - Celebrate Reggae Music with Rhythms From Jamaica to Africa and Beyond!
Reggae’s syncopated beat fits well with most other musical styles and countless artists around the world have incorporated it into their music.
While reggae has an engaging beat you can dance to, the music alone is not the sole reason for its worldwide popularity.
Brazil’s thriving reggae scene is represented by AlĂȘ Muniz, who fuses traditional music from the Brazilian northeast with a reggae swing.
www.putumayo.com /catalog/item.php?item_number=221   (441 words)

 Jerri Jheto || African Reggae High Life Music from MIG Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Most of this album is straightforward, bouncy roots, but there is a bit of an African edge to a few tracks, like "Time Will Come" and "Suffering." "Sunshine," possibly the best track on Let the People Decide, meanwhile has a sound of its own.
The songs are mainly autobiographical with breakout lyrics including 'Hi Life Reggae', 'Ndere Ndere,' 'Kanayo' and 'Let's Work Together.' The tracks create a seamless whole from diverse sources and the gentle backing vocals help construct a cushion of sound for Jheto's distinctive and sincere vocal forays.
This is as good a showcase of quality African reggae as I have heard (not that I'm an expert, by any means), ranking up there with the likes of Alpha Blondy's Apartheid Is Nazism, Isaac Haile Selassie's Unite, and the exceptional Reggae Africa compilation.
jerrijheto.com /new.html   (565 words)

 South Africa: Afropop Country -- Southern Africa, mbaqanga, African jazz, African reggae, a cappella
Rather, the European "settlers" had come to stay, and subjugation of the local African populations was part of the bargain.
Many South African artists started out singing in mission school choirs or in church, and when they made the jump to the commercial music world, a sophisticated recording industry awaited them.
The 1976 student uprising in Soweto was a turning point; the young generation shunned their parents' choices including music and embraced what they thought was the more progressive forms of music, principally soul and disco.
www.afropop.org /explore/country_info/ID/8/South%20Africa   (1154 words)

 Reggae Revolution, ivory coast, alpha blondy
Reggae made by Jamaican and African artists, smuggled into the country on cassette or made in Ivory Coast and distributed secretly, helped give the rebels an identity, helped form them into an effective fighting force, helped inform them of their own history.
African reggae displays both the local power and the international scope of music.
Reggae itself has its roots in the music of West Africa, and in African-American rhythm and blues.
www.crispinsartwell.com /reggae.htm   (711 words)

 Reggae Music & Reggae Videos @ web62.com Internet Television
Reggae legend Shinehead introduced his wide range of abilities at the Coke DJ Tour.
David Rodigan is the Reggae embassador, who had again dropped a wicked set at Cafe Cuba, which has also included the No.1 Hit Single on Jamaica.
Prime Reggae Internet Radios are Reggae Plus, Radio Jamaica, IRIE FM, gogogaga, Madvibes and kind of special and crucial is Bronx Zoo International.
www.web62.com /reggae.html   (541 words)

 Reggae Africa
Although the continent of Africa is not traditionally seen as a source for reggae music, it has produced two of the most popular reggae artists of our time in Lucky Dube and Alpha Blondy.
The first half of this album is the strongest, with the first 6 tracks being the best on the album, but the remainder hold their own as well.
The sound of African reggae as displayed on Reggae Africa is distinctly airy live-band roots with African drums and the exotic foreign language element.
www.reggae-reviews.com /reggaeafrica.html   (242 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: African Holocaust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although I am admittedly not a die-hard reggae fan, I have listened to this CD more than any other CD that I have bought in the past couple of years.
This record is not bad but in my opinion their Smash Hits album is a must when it comes to reggae, and this is truly not.
Reggae is not only admired & loved for its rhythm and musical values but for its lyrics of love, respect of the individual's freedom and individuality.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002DRE2C?v=glance   (1082 words)

 International Reggae Artists
African Descendants - The dynamic Bermuda Reggae Duo of Dillinjah and Antwon Pitt
Daddigon - Reggae musician Daddigon was born Gabra M. Lambert, in Kingston Jamaica, the fifth of seven children.
DUBOOM - Reggae and Dub - Duboom is a new direction of the project Radio Rebelde, a reggae band considered among the best of the Italian background.
www.ireggae.com /internat.htm   (3021 words)

 Sonny Okusuns
Pan African Allstars - African Reggae Music Nigeria's Sonny Okusuns paved the way for an explosion of African Reggae, with his best selling records of the late 1970s that blended the Jamaican form with...
British ska revival on two tone label and as it was during this time, reggae created an influence upon African continent, where Sonny Okusuns (Nigeria) John...
African popular music, where Sonny Okusuns (Nigeria) John Chibadura (Zimbabwe), Lucky Dube (South Africa) and Alpha Blondy (Ivory Coast) became stars.
www.neddeh.com /music/Sonny-Okusuns.html   (509 words)

 African Music Featuring The Latest African CD's & DVD's.
From South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the West African flavours of Ali Farka Toure, this eclectic collection will introduce you to some of the most amazing sounds to be found in the cultural melting pot that is sub-saharan Africa.
Countries visited on this musical journey include Mali, Senegal, Congo/Zaire, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Guinea, South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya, as classic cuts by legend African figures who still rule the airways today sit along brand new cutting-edge tracks from those who are taking African music into the 21st century.
Most of our African music dvd's are region 2 dvds and require a dvd player that can play region 2 dvd's.
www.panafricanallstars.com   (244 words)

 African Music and African Culture @ web62.com Internet Television
Also African Style and Fashion is very special like shown at this great Zaire celebration party.
Explore more Streaming videos with African Live Music and loads of pictures from Africa inside the full screen program.
Reggae is large in Africa and DJ David Rodigan is the No. 1 Real Video 56k 256k Watch more for free free with an exclusive video interview inside the Club.
www.web62.com /africanmusic.html   (580 words)

 Reggae Fan Sites
Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide - Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide is an international network of "committed" Reggae enthusiasts who have joined forces to spread the positive vibe of Reggae music.
Reggae Reggae Reggae - Collectors vinyl by mail order and reviews by Doorpeeper, aka Michael de Koningh, known for his sleevenotes and magazine articles.
Reggae Woman - Reggae Woman is growing database of info on women in the Reggae arena......the site will artists, interviews,bizniz tips and much more.
www.ireggae.com /fansites.htm   (4402 words)

 Reggae Artist / Music Websites At Blackrefer.com
Portal into the world of reggae music on the internet, site includes web broadcasting, reggae interviews and links to 1000's of other reggae web sites on the internet.
He loves to sing Reggae music that touches the heart, mind, and soul of people from every nation.
Reggae bass tabs and guitar chords of Bob Marley, Culture, Israel Vibration, Burning Spear, Max Romeo, Gregory Isaac.
www.blackrefer.com /music5a.html   (552 words)

We understand that everyone may not agree with what is being said here, and encourage your comments and suggestions, but it is important to remember that there is no one true perspective on most of these issues.
Reggae music, rastafarianism, and related topics are not singular fields -- there are many reggae musics, many brands of rastafarianism, and many different perspectives expressed by those involved.
The Rise of Reggae and the influence of Toots and the Maytals, Matthew Sherman
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/dreadlibrary.html   (1135 words)

 Jerri Jheto || African Reggae High Life Music from MIG Records
Over the next few years, he played with some of the Legends of African Music: Victor Olaiya, King Sunny Adé, Manu Dibango, Osibisa, and Sonny Okosuns to name a few.
However, Jerri's passion for Reggae Music led him towards a new musical direction that seamlessly blended Reggae with High-Life, Afrobeat, Jazz and Pop to create an innovative and unique Music featuring wicked grooves and uplifting lyrics.
He is currently recording new music in the studio, and continues to fulfill the prophecy that he received in Africa so long ago.
www.jerrijheto.com   (352 words)

 Singer promotes world peace through the power of reggae, with African twist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Along with Lucky Dube, Blondy went on to establish an African reggae that emphasized horn sections, distinct call-and-response chants, and lyrics about Africa's problems and opportunities.
Jamaica is still reggae's birthplace, but countries like the Ivory Coast and South Africa (where Dube is from) emerged as hotbeds of popular reggae music.
Blondy has a history of using his music for social causes, and his San Francisco concerts are no exception: They're a benefit for refugees in the Darfur region of the Sudan, where a war between rebels and the government has led to large-scale death, dislocation and food problems.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/10/23/DDGU69DILC1.DTL   (891 words)

 Mali: Afropop Country -- West Africa, Berber music, wassoulou, griot music, African reggae
To listen to Mali's contemporary music alongside blues, R&B, jazz, and rock `n' roll is to realize that they are siblings separated at birth and now reunited in the age of technology.
If Malians are more acutely in touch with their history than many other Africans, much credit goes to the griots, or jelis, as they are called in Mali's dominant Bambara language.
By the time Mali achieved its independence, bands in many African cities, including the Malian capitol Bamako, were trying to imitate these international sounds.
www.afropop.org /explore/country_info/ID/2/Mali   (705 words)

 AFRICAN TRADITION: REGGAE THINGS.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
African Tradition/Reggae Things has provided quality merchandise for over fourteen years.
We carry a range of products geared towards meeting the needs of those enthusiastic about African Culture and Reggae.
Examples of our large inventory are: Hats and caps (including reggae; Bob Marley T-Shirts for men, women and children; freshly dipped incense and incense holders; handcrafted and assorted jewelry; oil burners; drums; body oils; purses; hemp wallets and jewelry; sarongs and African clothing.
reggaethings.com   (146 words)

 Pan African Allstars - African Reggae Music
Nigeria's Sonny Okusuns paved the way for an explosion of African Reggae, with his best selling records of the late 1970s that blended the Jamaican form with West African highlife and Juju music.
It was the next decade however that African Reggae took off with Lucky Dube and Alpha Blondy emerging with their own brand of African Reggae.
While not in the same league as far as record sales other performers made an impact with their own brand of African Reggae.
www.panafricanallstars.com /reggae/afreggae.asp   (150 words)

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