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  Jamaican Music (Jamaica)
Looking at the public face of Reggae music, both on record and live performances one could reasonably conclude that musically, the genre is man’s music or a bull boys club.
The culture of reggae music is testosterone-driven and, as far as equal representation it is far less accommodating to female artists than their male counter part.
She is one of the many female voices in reggae music that the public have not heard.
www.jamaicans.com /music   (1382 words)

 wayne's blog (02-18-03) - the stories of jamaican music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
the descriptions are in the mode of mid-century ethnomusicology--essentially, producing a taxonomy of jamaican rural traditions prior to the rise of kingston as a center for hybrid, popular musics.
contradictions emerge between lewin's recognition of the vitality and undeniable "jamaican-ness" of these popular genres and her bemoaning of the "unfortunate" disruption of "the continuity of jamaican musical traditions." lewin notes that mento remains a vital tradition, even as it is re-informed by the dancehall rhythms which supposedly derive, in part, from mento musical style.
he characterizes the development of jamaican popular music as an "ongoing interchange between the new and old." he is careful to note that simple, linear paths of development are rarely the case in the story of jamaican music, much as competing claims about origins might have you think.
wayneandwax.org /blog/february/wm-02-18.html   (2314 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner - Jamaican music lacks mainstream support - Sunday | November 5, 2000
In the case of popular Jamaican music, its failure to secure wide international acceptance is due to an absence of consistent airplay on mainstream media outlets.
What is evident from this foregoing scenario is that the promotion of "dancehall music" in particular and reggae music in general, has not been addressed in a structured manner as there are no Jamaican owned and controlled international media outlets to assume this responsibility.
Calypso and soca though technically great music have not achieved much cross-over success in the United States due to the above-mentioned constraints faced by reggae and the fact that they are even more regional in their focus than Jamaican music.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20001105/ent/ent3.html   (889 words)

 The History of Jamaican Music
It was the third world's first musical star Bob Marley the lead singer of the group called Bob Marley and The Wailers who took Reggae to the masses and made it the universal language.
In Trinidad calypso music is generally sung to a guitar, maracas and steel drum (oil drums modified and tuned) accompaniment that establishes a complex counter rhythm with the voice of the singer in a style based on the percussion rhythms of native African music.
From ska to reggae, Jamaican music had long been influenced by American soul, but Lovers Rock blurred the lines to a greater extent than ever before, pairing the smooth sounds of Chicago and Philly soul with Reggae basslines and, to a greater or lesser extent, rhythms.
jamuzik.tripod.com /jamusic.html   (1056 words)

 Jamaican Music
Buju is establishing new musical horizons by combining the spirit of Bob Marley with the soul of the dancehall.
With its thirteen tracks that range from themes of love and to education and inspiration, 'TIL SHILOH is part of the evolution of a remarkable artist who continues to set the standards of excellence in contemporary reggae.
But beyond moving records or selling tickets, what sets him apart is the ability to bridge the gap between the reggae of the 70's and early 80's and the brash new sounds of dancehall.
www.everytingjamaican.com /channels/inthemix/bio_buju.php   (862 words)

 Jamaican Music and Instruments
African Jamaican musical characteristics include call-and-response singing, prominent use of drums, reliance on oral tradition, and the use of song, dance, and instrumental accompaniment in religious expression.
The drum is central to all Jamaican music having ties to Africa.
Jamaicans of East Indian heritage have integrated into Jamaican society but have retained their own spiritual and musical traditions.
www.sbgmusic.com /html/teacher/reference/cultures/jamaica.html   (1438 words)

 Encyclopedia: Jamaican music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Musical influences include styles from neighboring islands, such as Trinidadian calypso, as well as modern American rock and roll, soul, RandB and hip hop.
Reggae quickly became one of the most popular forms of music in the world, due in large part to the immense international success of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Sly and Robbie's rockers reggae, which drew on Augustus Pablo's melodica playing became popular with a stable of artists including The Mighty Diamonds and The Gladiators.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Jamaican-music   (2501 words)

 Jamaican music industry loses US$ millions through intellectual property piracy - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
The Jamaican music industry, the world's leading exporter of reggae music, is losing millions of dollars through intellectual property (IP) piracy and it is revenue that the country can ill afford to lose as it continues to develop its economy.
The music industry in Jamaica is struggling because it cannot develop strength when there is such rampant piracy and not enough protection.
JIPO is letting Jamaican businesses know that they have value in their marks and so should register and copyright them.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /magazines/Business/html/20050902T000000-0500_87454_OBS_JAMAICAN_MUSIC_INDUSTRY_LOSES_US__MILLIONS_THROUGH_INTELLECTUAL_PROPERTY_PIRACY.asp   (888 words)

 Mento Music: Edric Connor, Louise Bennett and Jamaican Folk Music
Sheet music published 1947 in the UK Perhaps the first professional presentation of Jamaican folk music was by the Cudjoe Minstrels in the 1930s, though sadly, this group never recorded.
Jamaican folk music recordings separate from mento began in the early 1950s with a pair of very influential LPs released outside of Jamaica: Edric Connor's "Songs from Jamaica" and Louise Bennett's "Jamaican Folk Songs".
The role of Jamaican folk music in everyday life is also explored by Louise Bennett and others, along with demonstrations of a number of well known folk songs.
www.mentomusic.com /edricConner.htm   (4972 words)

 Dub music -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Dub is a form of (Click link for more info and facts about Jamaican music) Jamaican music, which developed in the early (The decade from 1970 to 1979) 1970s.
Dub is characterized as a "version" of an existing song, typically emphasizing the drums and bass for a sound popular in local (A system of electronic equipment for recording or reproducing sound) Sound Systems.
The music sometimes features processed (An effect that imitates a sound called for in the script of a play) sound effects and other noises, such as animal sounds, babies crying, and producers shouting instructions at the musicians.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/du/dub_music.htm   (362 words)

 History of Jamaican Music 1953-1973
For them the music of choice was soul, but there was also a definite attraction to ska, with its irresistible beat, and also to the sharp looks of the rude boys, the most fashionable Jamaican youth.
The music itself was faster than rock steady, but tighter and more complex than ska, with obvious debts to both styles, while going beyond them both.
From concentrating on Jamaican music, Blackwell had ventured into white progressive rock in 1967, and quickly become one of the U.K.'s premier labels in the field.
niceup.com /history/ja_music_59-73.html   (5707 words)

Jamaican music changes constantly, often influenced by popular trends throughout the world such as jazz, swing, rhythm and blues, and today's lyric-heavy rap.
Among Jamaica's first music stars were Byron Lee and the Dragonaires formed in 1956 who was said to have created "Ska".
It is not known when and from what the word 'Reggae' came from, but is was the Third World's first musical star Bob Marley that took Reggae to the masses and made it the universal language.
ptyme.tripod.com /jamuzik2.html   (713 words)

 Jamaican Music Styles
Jamaican music comes from an African foundation, influenced by the music of Europe, especially England and France.
By the 1950s Jamaican youth were more interested in listening to American pop music, popularized by radio and sound systems - portable dance machines that were to change the face of Jamaican music.
Ska's tempo was especially appealing to the restless Jamaican youth, and was always the music of the poor.
www.ddg.com /LIS/InfoDesignF97/malyce/music.htm   (1043 words)

 American Rhythm and Blues Influence on Early Jamaican Musical Style
The cause of this musical fusion is primarily due to the geographic relocation of culturally homogeneous slavery.
Everybody used to dance to that music in Jamaica, but in the '50s our music there was Calypso, which come from Trinidad, and we took Calypso and mixed it with the rhythm and blues and we turned that into Ska.
Unlike its predecessors, Reggae musical structure is not of primary importance in the analysis of the music.
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/fredericks.html   (3251 words)

 Reggae Dancehall Music - Classics
The culture of Jamaica is, indisputably, a music culture.
Tourists walking along any Jamaican city street will be able to hear the deep and pounding bass coming from massive sound systems blaring the current and popular Jamaican music—dancehall reggae.
Dancehall music is present day Jamaican Reggae, which voices the current population's concerns, conflicts, fantasies, and frustrations.
www.speakjamaican.com /jamixes.html   (701 words)

 History of Dub music
Jamaicans traveling to America in search of work were exposed to this new kind of music, which fitted in perfectly with America's postwar optimism.
Lee 'Scratch' Perry (or Rainford Hugh Perry) was born in 1936 in Kendal, a small town in the rural parish of Hanover, in the northwest of Jamaica.
'Rock Steady' is a slow groove based music that gives the vocalist room to 'stamp his personality on a song,' a Jamaican version of the American soul music of the mid to late sixities.
www.geocities.com /EnchantedForest/Meadow/8887/dub   (2605 words)

 A Brief History of Jamaican Music by Orantes Moore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
But this did not stop the slaves from keeping in touch with their heritage and music was always present in the forms of dances, ceremonies and other communal forms of celebration.
The music was merely a hybrid of Mento, doo-wop, randb and jazz.
With its roots firmly planted in Jamaican soil, hip-hop's leaders (Biggie Smalls, KRS One, Busta Rhymes and Heavy D all hail from Jamaica) have brought Reggaeto a wider audience and ensured that like the lion, Jamaican music moves from strength to strength.
www.bashmentvibes.com /reggae_his.htm   (1658 words)

 Mento Music: Welcome
As someone who had enjoyed ska, rock steady, and reggae for more than 20 years, discovering mento was a fantastic treat for the ears as well as a revelation.
This foundation chapter in the history of Jamaican music was finally revealed.
The Jamaican Music Roadmap graphically puts mento into the perspective of Jamaican music history.
www.mentomusic.com   (617 words)

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.
Music as a Medium of Discontent: a comparative approach to blues, jazz, reggae, and hip-hop, Bari Lehrman
The Rise of Reggae and the influence of Toots and the Maytals, Matthew Sherman
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/dreadlibrary.html   (1118 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Reggage, Rasta, Revolution: Jamaican Music from Ska to Dub   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Music / World Music The history, in documents, of reggae music The first ever anthology on the Jamaican popular music forms that have changed the shape of Western popular music.
I thought so, he is a revolutionary soul-prophet whose music had a massive impact on people of all races throughout the world.
By doing this it captures the attention of people interested in his music, and then brings them into the big wide world of all other forms of Jamaican music.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0825672120?v=glance   (809 words)

 The Jamaica Star :: Welcome to Jamaican music's visual age ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The visuals are, of course, the music videos and concert coverage and, to a lesser extent, interviews, that the 'big three' of local cable programming, Music Plus, RETV and Hype TV (and that is not in some sort of ranking, just how they fall on the service provider I use) carry round the clock.
It is not a coincidence that this time of videos-a-minute has seen an influx of young, visually appealing in the stereotypical Jamaican sense (light coloured skin included) women, who pay as much attention to their hips as their lips, movement and all.
The visual age of Jamaican music, just as significant a development as the one drop, the Sleng Teng and the sound system is here.
www.jamaica-star.com /thestar/20050114/ent/ent2.html   (652 words)

 Music Scene
Jamaica's popular music has achieved world fame through the emergence of reggae, a music form that emerged from traditional indigenous Jamaican music with African and Black American roots.
Although he died in 1981, this legendary Jamaican still lives on as one of the greatest musical philosophers of all times, evidenced by the fact that his name was recently enshrined in the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The early music of the 1950s and 1960s has evolved to what is now our modern day reggae.
www.jamaicaway.com /music.html   (333 words)

 History of Jamaican Music 1
But reggae was simply the growth, the development, of what had been happening in Jamaican music.Beginning with ska, and then rock steady, the loudest island in the world had declared its real musical independence, and had already made an imprint on the world, albeit a small one.
Stanley Motta had made some tapes of the native mento folkloric music, but it wasn't until 1954 that the first label, Federal, opened for business, and even then its emphasis was purely on licensed U.S. material.
And once a pressing plant, Caribbean Records, had been established on the island (meaning the masters no longer had to be shipped to America for pressing), the Jamaican recording industry was well and truly born.
www.globalvillageidiot.net /jamaica1.htm   (620 words)

 Roots Knotty Roots - a Jamaican Discography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The attempt to document 30+ years of Jamaican musical history is something often imagined by reggae collectors but few expected it would ever materialize.
Theophilus Beckford is a seminal figure of Jamaican music despite the fact that his music is little known outside of hard-core collector circles.
That is a real shame, but thankfully Jamaican Gold has given us a gem of an album that anyone who appreciates early Jamaican music will enjoy.
www.nghthwk.com /rkr   (399 words)

 MTV seeking Jamaican music programming - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
MTV Base, the urban music channel of the MTV Network in the UK, has accepted an offer to work with the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Jamaican Entertainment Industry to source programming for a series of "Reggae Nights" that the station plans to air.
Simultaneously, MTV 2 in the US began rotating a two-hour Jamaican music special in early February, with a similar result as the UK subsidiary.
In the UK, Jetstar Records and Greensleeves Records are the other music distributors represented in the talks so far, while sponsors Western Union and Red Stripe, as well as the Jamaica Exporters Association have been supportive parties to the discussions to date.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20030320T230000-0500_41377_OBS_MTV_SEEKING_JAMAICAN_MUSIC_PROGRAMMING.asp   (330 words)

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