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  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Music of Jamaica
Jamaica's music culture is a fusion of elements from the United States of America with its R&B, rock and roll, soul, Africa and neighbouring Caribbean islands such as Trinidad with its calypso.
Jamaican music has also had an effect on the musical development of other countries, such as the practice of toasting, which was brought to New York City and became rapping, one of the four elements of hip hop.
Reggae music was intricately tied to the expansion of Rastafarian religion with its principles of pacifism, Zionism, and pan-Africanism.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Music_of_Jamaica   (2193 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner - 'Music is ...' beautiful - Wednesday | August 24, 2005
'Music is...', the title of the UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra's Panfest 2005, ended with a deserved standing ovation, foot stomps on the wooden flooring and chants for 'more, more' on Sunday night on the Mona Campus, St. Andrew.
The chain from which 16 musical pendants dangled was narrator Rosemarie Murray, who was a patron at a jazz club before the cool jazz of 'Sermonette', a 'roots' woman for Bob Marley's 'Is This Love' and a happy-go-lucky Carnival reveller before the closing 'Dead or Alive'.
The action was staged against a backdrop with changing images to reflect the music, with Sizzla and Marley larger than life where required, and the theme of the concert set against vinyl records, members of the band and carnival revellers where required.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20050824/ent/ent2.html   (512 words)

 Jamaica Music History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
They were blatant copies of American music, but that barely mattered; they were new and playable on the sound systems.
www.everytingjamaican.com /jamaica/musichistory.php   (620 words)

 Music and Jamaica's Inner Cities
Jamaica's music has also clearly demonstrated its ability to compete on the world stage of popular music and win, and is therefore clearly one of our better export products.
If we fail to utilize our music and music resources as a significant part of the proposed inner city development programme, we will certainly be wasting a lot of time and money.
The music industry in Jamaica has been over-studied and over reported in the past 10 years, yet our decision and policy makers still keep asking for data and supporting information to justify the call for focus and emphasis on this sector.
www.jahworks.org /music/features/inner_city_development.htm   (516 words)

 Music of Jamaica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The style of music at the time was retroactively termed roots reggae.
By 1973, dub music had emerged as a distinct reggae subgenre, and heralded the dawn of the remix.
During the 1980s, the most popular music styles in Jamaica were dancehall and ragga.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Jamaica   (2241 words)

 Routes of Reggae - Jamaica Music - Reggae, Ska, Mento   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jamaican music rhythms have been a common denominator in the music of the other islands of the West Indies.
While Jamaica was still under the colonial system in the mid-1950s, the roots of reggae sprouted.
During this time, Rastafarian music, with its chanting and syncopated drumming and spiritual messages, which seemed then to appeal to the more aggressive males of the depressed areas began to influence both rhythm and lyrics.
www.jamaicans.com /music/routesofreggae.htm   (971 words)

 Jamaica : In Depth : Music | Frommers.com
This music was brought to the island by African slaves, who played it to help forget their anguish.
The music is fun, infectious, and spontaneous-perfect for partying-and is often imbued with the humor and wry attitudes of Jamaican urban dwellers.
Taking on a street-smart adaptation of rhyming couplets, some of which were influenced by Jamaica's rich appreciation of word games and speech patterns, he organized street parties where the music of his groups-Cool DJ Herc, Nigger Twins, and the Herculords-was broadcast to thousands of listeners from van-mounted amplifiers.
www.frommers.com /destinations/jamaica/0093020358.html   (1199 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.
Jamaica's folk music is saod to have its origin in West Africa.
www.jamaicaway.com /music.html   (333 words)

 Jamaica-music, and dance
Reggae music is said to be uniquely and original Jamaican and was born in the 1960s right after the short lived ska and rock steady which are also Jamaica’s more recent traditional music and dance.
Mento is a type of music that the slaves used to jeer their Owners.It also address their struggles, politics,social,environment, sexuality and their hopesSongs that were too sexually explicit were banned.
Mento music was found in every parish in Jamaica and was recognized as how the calypso is recognized in Trinidad.The instruments that accompany mento dancing are usually the rumba box, fiddle, maracas, banjo flute a guitar and drums.
www.specular-jamaica.com /Jamaica-music.html   (688 words)

 CME 2002 joins with Music Bridges - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
The annual music convention and showcase, Caribbean Music Expo (CME) is seeking to take on a much bigger international profile, this year, as the organisers will be partnering with the internationally acclaimed songwriters retreat Music Bridges Around the World.
Music Bridges Jamaica will run from March 16 to 25, with the writing retreat slated for the Dragon Bay Hotel in Portland from March 17 to 22.
Several music publishers, managers and media representatives will accompany the group from the United States, and a documentary film of the project will be produced.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20020207T210000-0500_20966_OBS_CME______JOINS_WITH_MUSIC_BRIDGES.asp   (573 words)

 Official Jamaica Guide - Jamaica — Home to the Best Reggae Music in the World (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab5.csail.mit.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jamaica’s other music includes jazz, folk, gospel and calypso; however reggae is the music that stands out in the culture above all other types.
The sound evolved from rocksteady, and was a mixture of musical rhythms that included soul music from America, and the popular and traditional Jamaican mento sound.
Marley’s music was enjoyed for its simple and true lyrics that spoke of redemption and love.
www.officialjamaicaguide.com.cob-web.org:8888 /culture.shtml   (528 words)

 Music of Jamaica - Gurupedia
Jamaican music is music from Jamaica, a Third World nation whose music has achieved international popularity.
The Bongo Nation remains a culturally distinct part of Jamaican society, and is known for Kumina, which refers to both a religion and a form of music.
By the mid-1950s, Jamaica had transitioned from a rural society to an urban one.
www.gurupedia.com /m/mu/music_of_jamaica.htm   (2154 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Jamaica's musical independence
On Tuesday, Jamaica's celebration of 40 years of independence will reach its crescendo, with much of the festivity centring on the rich musical heritage the Caribbean island has built up over that time.
With the birth of Jamaica in 1962, a new type of music was also rising that eventually found its globetrotting ambassador in Bob Marley.
They took what was best of America music and combined it with their own musical traditions to form ska, often-revived and the forerunner of the slower reggae rhythms that shoot through so much modern music.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/2169027.stm   (710 words)

 Music in Jamaica
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JAMAICA - Ocho Rios - Jazz Festival - The Ocho Rios Jazz Festival has earned a well-deserved reputation as the Caribbean's best mainstream jazz festival.
JAMAICA - Montego Bay - The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth - Reggae Sumfest 2001, The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, staged in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from July 1 to August 5....
www.kasbah.com /vitalstats/entertainment/music/jamaica_jamaica_1.htm   (342 words)

 Jamaica, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic
This is a strange little CD, its music lifted from the soundtrack of Allied Artists' 1957 romantic drama Calypso Joe, directed by Edward Dein and starring Edward Kemmer and a young Angie Dickinson.
His voice is in fine shape on "White Sails," a romantic ballad on which his crooning is backed by strings and harp -- the richness of his tone overcomes the limitations of a conventional lyric.
He lightens up his approach considerably for "Fly Joe Fly," a playful, romantic number with harps added to a conventional small band, and his work on "Adam and Evil Blues" is almost an acting performance, with a declamatory singing style that is almost operatic despite the piece's blues origins.
www.emusic.com /album/10601/10601702.html   (409 words)

 Jamaica HQ : Jamaica Music (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab5.csail.mit.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jamaican reggae music with continuous streams of jungle, dancehall and reggae music.
Featuring an encyclopedia of Jamaica's music industry and directory by locationcovering music and performers from mento and ska to rocksteady,...
Jamaica HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
jamaicahq.com.cob-web.org:8888 /jamaicamusic/index.php   (825 words)

 Jamaican Culture. Jamaican People. Music Of Jamaica.
Jamaica has a rich and diverse culture blended from around the world.
Jamaicans have a musical heritage that stems from their African and European roots.
Jamaica's most famous is Bob Marley whose influence helped bring Reggae music into the Jamaican main stream.
www.jamaica-travel-vacation.com /people-culture.html   (234 words)

 Jamaica Boys - AOL Music
In the mid-80s he became part of the Jamaica Boys, a trio formed with...
Jamaica Boys Genre: Rhythm and Blues Active: '80s, '90s Biography A NY trio with Marcus Miller, their tracks include "Lovin" Feeling" and "Spend Some.
The biggest names in music, including Mary J. Blige, Katharine McPhee, John Legend and more perform for the kids to benefit the JCPenney Afterschool Fund.
music.aol.com /artist/jamaica-boys/4586/main   (168 words)

 Jamaica-Netlink.Com: Music & Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
What Jamaica lacks in size, we make up with, our shear brilliance in the fields of music and the arts.
Our own Bob Marley, put Jamaica on the globe - introducing the world - to the rythmical sounds Reggae.
Music isn't our only famous export, the artistic works of Edna Manley, Kapo and Albert Huie layed the groundworks for later artistes such as Edwin McAlfin, and Ireko.
www.jamaicanetlink.com /musicandart/barryrattray/index.shtml   (122 words)

 Living, loving, making music… and Jamaica - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
It's just like coming home, in Jamaica everybody's just like 'hey Lionel, how are you', everybody treats me as if I live next door to them.
In his opinion, the foundation music is precisely the reason that nearly 30 years after his first number one hit, Lionel Richie can sell out concerts, singing the same songs he sang when he ruled the charts.
The way he sees it, classic reggae music, like old-school R&B, has its longevity because of the positive messages and the emphasis on love.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20040704T010000-0500_62221_OBS_LIVING__LOVING__MAKING_MUSIC__AND_JAMAICA_.asp   (1201 words)

 Jamaican Music (Jamaica)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Singjay, a songwriter, an Ambassador of Peace, Abijah is one of Jamaica's most promising reggae artist.
Born into a musical family, Tami's entry into the music world was inevitable.
Her mother Christine was in a group called Carnation and her father Richard is a musician who plays drums and the guitar.
www.jamaicans.com /music   (732 words)

 Mento Music: What is Mento Music?
Mento music had its beginnings in Jamaica in the 19th century, and was uniquely Jamaican fusion of African and European musical traditions.
Mento songs aimed specifically to Jamaica's tourists, such as "Take Her To Jamaica (Where The Rum Comes From)" where also part of the mix.
Mento was everywhere in Jamaica, live and recorded, in the country and the city, uptown and downtown, at work, at dances, at funerals, at burlesque shows, at tourists resorts, as an added attraction at the movie theater, at bars, at the airport, at markets, at night clubs and at festivals and contests.
www.mentomusic.com /WhatIsMento.htm   (3995 words)

 Splendid E-zine reviews: The Rough Guide to the Music of Jamaica
The Rough Guide to the Music of Jamaica is the rare volume in this wonderful series that tackles a country whose culture has spread through the world, and through the world's most popular performers.
Overall, the Jamaica compilation suggests that the Rough Guide series does not serve to demonstrate a country's musical breadth, but simply to provide a batch of songs its producers love.
This is not in any way an inferior objective, but the result for Jamaica is a bounty of enjoyable, intermittently excellent music that's a little too similar in style and expression to recommend to anyone who isn't building extensive reggae or doo-wop collections.
www.splendidezine.com /reviews/jul-16-01/rough-jamaica.html   (423 words)

 Jamaica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But when I go to Jamaica I am able to capture some of those same feelings I dreamed of as a child.
A country is a place comprised of humans, and the process of a country’s development is much the same – over time a country learns how to be an independent nation.
For Jamaica the 6th August 1962 represents the date of the cutting of the political umbilical cord from our colonial mother Great Britain.
www.jamaicans.com   (953 words)

 CBC Toronto - Programs - Metro Morning - Music Reviews
The idea for Jamaica To Toronto was hatched on a cold winter night two years back.
Errol Nazareth is a freelance music journalist who's been writing about fl and world music for various newspapers, national magazines, and CBC radio programs for over 15 years.
Errol can often be seen at Soundscapes, Mike's Music, Rotate This and Kops Kollectibles looking for the tunes that matter.
www.cbc.ca /metromorning/music_reviews/jamaica.html   (627 words)

 Jamaica is Reggae Music
It was the third world's first musical star, the late Honorable Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) who took Reggae to the masses worldwide and gave Reggae international fame.
Bob Marley in his appeal for equal rights, justice, freedom from oppression, self-determination, one love and peace, continues to influence the music, consciousness of the people and politics of the world.
Unlike dancehall in which the music often overshadows the lyrics, in dub poetry the message is emphasized.
members.tripod.com /~Jamusa/Jam2.html   (321 words)

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