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  Reggaefrance.com - Le site Francais du Reggae et du dancehall
Le calme relatif des concerts reggae masque une autre activité : au mois de septembre, c'est dans les bacs que ça se passe.
Reggaefrance est né en 1999 de la volonté de ses membres, animés par une passion commune, de prendre part au développement et à l'activisme de la scène Reggae / Dancehall en France et de partager ses découvertes musicales.
Notre développement est basé sur un réseau de partenariats avec différents acteurs de la scène Reggae Française et internationale (artistes, labels, disquaires, producteurs...) qui nous accordent leur confiance depuis maintenant plusieurs années et nous permettent de toucher un plus large public.
www.reggaefrance.com   (507 words)

  Reggae - MSN Encarta
Reggae, genre of contemporary Caribbean music developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s, one of the most influential styles of world popular music (see Worldbeat).
Reggae inverted traditional rock music by allowing the guitar to handle much of the rhythmic emphasis, often playing chords on the off beat while the bass laid down melodic patterns.
Bob Marley, one of the most prolific and influential reggae artists, was the next to rise to international popularity, and he eventually became reggae’s biggest star.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761585597/Reggae.html   (873 words)

  Reggae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reggae may be used in a broad sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, including ska, rocksteady, dub, dancehall and ragga.
Reggae is founded upon a rhythm style which is characterized by regular chops on the back beat, known as the "skank", played by a rhythm guitarist, and a bass drum hitting on the third beat of each measure, known as "one drop." Characteristically, this beat is slower than in reggae's precursors, ska and rocksteady.
Reggae is often associated with the Rastafari movement, which influenced many prominent reggae musicians in the 1970s and 1980s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reggae   (1428 words)

 Punk Rock - Reggae 1977: When The Two Sevens Clash
England was to disintegrate) was to be an apocalyptic year in reggae terms...and so it was in music fashion and society generally as white and fl street culture found itself with the same aspirations for possibly the first and last time.
reggae was very much a part of their musical scene and growing up and each vied to say they loved it more than the other as an influence.
Prizes for serious white boy reggae prior to the Two Tone revival must go to the Ruts who really did capture the space and power of reggae and weld it to a white mans punk anger (whatever that means).
www.punk77.co.uk /punkhistory/reggae.htm   (601 words)

 A history of reggae
Reggae is an African Caribbean style of music developed on the island of Jamaica and is closely linked to the religion Rastafarianism, though not universally popular among its members.
Three reggae stars nominated for a Mobo [Music of Black Origin] award may be arrested at the prize ceremony next week because the lyrics of their songs allegedly incite the murder of gays and lesbians.
Punk and reggae became intertwined beecause to two of punks influential stars, Mr Rotten and the boys in the Clash, reggae was very much a part of their musical scene and growing up and each vied to say they loved it more than the other as an influence.
www.jahsonic.com /Reggae.html   (6121 words)

 Caribbean Music 101 - Reggae: Jamaica, Bob Marley, Dancehall, Dub, Roots, Lover?s Rock...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the 1960s the term reggae, pronounced "ray-gay", was used to refer to a "ragged" form of dance rhythm popular in Jamaica.
A significant difference between reggae and its predecessors, ska and rock steady, was its new spiritual emphasis.
Dennis Brown ("The Crown Prince Of Reggae"), Gregory Isaacs and Freddie McGregor are among the pioneers of lover's rock.
caribplanet.homestead.com /101_Reggae.html   (2839 words)

Reggae veteran re-releases his classic album 'Who Do You Think I Am?' Henry, mostly known for his classic cuts 'Gypsy Woman' and 'Cornbread and Butter', moved from Jamaica to New York in the 1970's.
Turbulence 'The Future' took the Reggae world by storm, sharing a similar vocal style to that of Sizzla while his strength lies in his rich and powerful vocal delivery.
Ask anyone inside of the reggae business and they'll tell you that Lukie D should have been an international star years ago, simply because of his beautiful, yearning, gospel-infused vocals.
www.boudisque.nl /index.asp?site=reggae   (1000 words)

 Reggae Christmas
Reggae fiends recognize the genre's premiere rhythm section, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and producers from the 70s and 80s, and Taxi is their imprint.
Reggae and dancehall music fans know Yellowman, the albino DJ/toaster and recording artist who came out of Jamaica in 1979 and had released some 40 records in his homeland by 1982.
Another compilation of reggae Christmas tunes with sketchy liner notes, this was apparently recorded all at once rather than compiled from various sources, since the album credits backup musicians and lists the recording studio (in Englewood, N.J., strangely enough).
www.mistletunes.com /reggae.html   (1427 words)

 Reggae - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Spear's roots reggae burns indeed, featuring both incendiary guitar riffs and a sharp political message.
This in turn led, by the end of that decade, to the hiccuping skank of reggae.
In the 1970s, Bob Marley helped develop and introduce reggae to international audiences, infusing the music with Rastafarian beliefs and political messages.
music.download.com /2001-10545_32-0.html   (347 words)

 Reggae Music for the Child - Lollipop Lullabye and Song Reggae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Which is why a collection of reggae for kids works so well; the drum and bass never met a kid it couldn't convert.
Reggae done this right is as catchy as poison ivy, with reverse properties to curb the proliferation of pouting.
Reggae for Kids: Movie Classics takes the magic of Disney and ramps it up tenfold with 13 Disney movie themes and tunes from the studio's well-loved films--all set to five-star reggae interpretations.
www.clodbooks.com /reggae-kidsmusic.htm   (260 words)

 BBC - Reggae - The Story of Reggae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Without reggae culture, there’d be no Ms Dynamite, Roni Size, So Solid, no Massive Attack, Madness and The Clash wouldn’t have packed the same bassline punch.
Jamaica’s slave population were the most rebellious, and plantation owners hated to have to stay on the island as they perpetually feared for their lives.
Reggae remains one of the world’s last genuine folk musics.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/features/reggae/history_intro.shtml   (572 words)

 ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Biography [The Abyssinians])
The song they had been nurturing was recorded and went on to become reggae’s most popular song of all time, Satta Massagana.
The Abyssinians have set the standard for vocal harmonies and roots consciousness in reggae music, their strong, prayerful voices touch peoples hearts, heads and souls.
The rootical music, often performed with some of the reggae world's best backup musicians, have caused crowds to sing and dance while praying along with their spiritual message.
www.reggaetrain.com /bioabyssinians.asp   (290 words)

 Reggae Page
Their earlier albums were mostly "roots" style Reggae, but in later years they branched out into funk, dance-hall, and even a little rap.
Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide is an organization devoted to bringing Reggae lovers together.
There is a mountain of Reggae info and memorabilia (unreleased 60's Bob Marley tracks soon come) to be found at the Reggae Supersite Home Page.
home.capecod.net /~ccunning/reggae.htm   (817 words)

 Reggae - streaming media library for MorphOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reggae is a new approach to media streams processing in MorphOS operating system.
Reggae divides functionality into small modules loaded independently.
Reggae filters allows for code reuse of common audio and video processing algorithms.
teleinfo.pb.bialystok.pl /reggae   (393 words)

 Reggae Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rasta forms the base of reggae music, the vehicle that artists such as Bob Marley used to spread Rasta thought all over the world.
(An archetypal example of nyahbingi is the three LP set from Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari.) "Roots" reggae explores the themes of the suffering of ghetto dwellers, slavery in Babylon, Haile Selassie as a living deity, and the hoped-for return to Africa.
In mid-60s reggae evolved a slower and cooler mode called rocksteady which shifted emphasis to bass and drums.
www.swagga.com /reggaehistory.htm   (387 words)

 Hire A Reggae Band, Live Reggae Music, Reggae Musicians, Reggae Bands
Reggae music is an African-Caribbean style of music closely associated with the island of Jamaica and linked to the religion of Rastafarianism.
Besides the traditional roots rock reggae style made famous by Marley, there are other offshoots of reggae music which have gained popularity in recent years.
This includes most especially Dancehall reggae, which has a rock drum beat, and Dub which is an instrumental style of reggae remixing original songs with extensive sound effects.
www.gigmasters.com /Reggae/Reggae.asp   (296 words)

 Reggae Downloads - Download Reggae Music - Download Reggae MP3s
Reggae is a music unique to Jamiaca, but it ironically has its roots in New Orleans R&B. Reggae's direct forefather is ska, an uptempo, rhythmic variation based on the New Orleans R&B Jamaican musicians heard broadcast from the US on their transistor radios.
[+] Continue Reggae is a music unique to Jamiaca, but it ironically has its roots in New Orleans R&B. Reggae's direct forefather is ska, an uptempo, rhythmic variation based on the New Orleans R&B Jamaican musicians heard broadcast from the US on their transistor radios.
Since then, reggae has proven to be as versatile as the blues, as it lends itself to a number of interpretations, from the melodic rock steady of Alton Ellis and the rock and folk-influenced songwriting of Bob Marley to the trippy, near-psychedelic soundscapes of dub artists like Lee "Scratch" Perry.
www.mp3.com /reggae/genre/764/subgenre.html   (280 words)

 Definitions of Style - Reggae
Familiar around the globe primarily because of the hypnotic music of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, reggae is a Jamaican popular music that developed in the late 1960s in the wake of its predecessors: ska, mento, and rock steady.
Reflecting the uptempo nature of the classic RandB artists, ska was a high-energy dance music, but it gave way in the mid-1960s to a slower, more deliberate form known as rock steady.
Reggae, as we know it today, emerged when these musicians fell under the influence of the longer songs and open-ended instrumental improvisation.
www.cbmr.org /styles/reggae.htm   (229 words)

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Reggae is a *musical* form that was born out of commercial necessity and grew up in a competitive, commercial environment.
Reggae is much broader than the music of Bob Marley would indicate just as the culture is broader than reggae.
Reggae is a musical form, not a religion, and although the rastafarian movement has had obvious influences on reggae music, it is far from the only influence on Jamaican music.
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 Reggae: Globalisation in reverse - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
"The penetration of reggae globally, is one of Jamaica's greatest victories, especially as globalisation is becoming one of today's more controversial topics," Dermot Hussey told the recent Reggae Studies Unit lecture at the Undercroft of the University of the West Indies (UWI).
He said that reggae has accomplished this feat at a time when people are arguing about loss of cultural identity, the terror of westernisation and cultural imperialism.
The erstwhile host of two local radio shows, The Inner Ear, on the now defunct JBC (1980s) and, of more recent vintage, The Global Beat on RJR, further noted that Britain was the first offshore market for Jamaica popular music, and the first international connection that popular Jamaican music made.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20051216T000000-0500_94713_OBS_REGGAE__GLOBALISATION_IN_REVERSE.asp   (602 words)

 Open Directory - Shopping: Entertainment: Recordings: Audio: Music: Specialty: Reggae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Reggae CD Store - A comprehensive catalog of reggae music, with special sub-genres that include reggae jazz, reggae gospel, reggae xmas, ska, rocksteady, calypso and African music.
Reggae Dancehall - Original dancehall reggae hip hop music in spanish and english.
Reggae Reggae Reggae - Mail order reggae and related collectors' vinyl including roots, ska, and dancehall.
dmoz.org /Shopping/Entertainment/Recordings/Audio/Music/Specialty/Reggae   (382 words)

 BBC - Music - Reggae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Discover the fashions and dances of Reggae and find out how it all began in the Story of Reggae.
Read the prize-winning stories of reggae here and find out which styles of music have been influenced by reggae with the Music Map.
Trace the roots of reggae from early folk culture to UK garage and discover the key events in Jamaican history that influenced its development.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/features/reggae   (259 words)

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