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  Reggae Festival Guide Online
Reggae is Jamaica's largest cultural export, and since its humble beginnings from the ghettos of Kingston, reggae has grown to become a worldwide cultural and musical expression.
Reggae Reggae, like ska and rocksteady, reggae emphasizes an off-beat, syncopated guitar, piano, or sometimes horn chop (known as the 'skank' rhythm), only in reggae the tempo is slower, the skank is heavier than in ska and rocksteady, the bass even heavier and thicker.
Roots Reggae/Foundation is exemplified by singers and groups such as: Burning Spear, Culture, The Abyssinians, The Mighty Diamonds, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, The Gladiators, The Heptones, and of course Bob Marley and The Wailers, to name a few.
www.reggaefestivalguide.com   (3059 words)

 SKY.fm Roots Reggae - Free Roots Reggae Internet Radio
You will also be exposed to the rebirth of modern roots reggae, bands from around the world such as Midnite, Groundation, Soldiers of Jah Army, Dezarie and many more, some artists who are well-known as well as regional favorites from such far-flung locales as Brazil, Scandinavia and New Zealand.
Yes, roots reggae is currently enjoying a renaissance all over the globe, and you'll hear it all right here.
The thousands of tracks are in rotation will allow you to sample the full wealth of roots reggae from the past and present, and new tracks will be added frequently - Bahilman always keeps up to date on the latest releases, and also is constantly searching for rare vinyl to add to the mix.
www.sky.fm /rootsreggae   (537 words)

  Roots Knotty Roots - a reggae discography
By connecting to the new Roots Knotty Roots website, software users will be able to obtain the most current version of the database via Internet download and enter a forum for open discussion of discographic questions with reggae experts from around the world.
Roots Knotty Roots is available from Dub Vendor in the UK and from Ernie B's and Jammyland in the United States and is priced at US $94.95.
Reggae has always been a singles medium so the 45 was and remains the most perfect way to make and sell music there.
www.reggaezine.co.uk /rootsknottyroots.html   (1347 words)

  GospelReggae dot COM Sanctified Reggae Store - Glossary of Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Jamaican reggae sound-system culture of the '70s, the unique vocal approach known as "rapping" was initially created, remaining on the island to evolve into dancehall (raggamuffin).
Reggae is undeniably the grandson of Ska and son of Rocksteady.
In reggae it is very common for a producer to record a riddim (like Lenkey's "Dwali") and have hundreds of different artists sing/deejay their own original lyrics and melodies over this version.
www.gospelreggae.com /glossary.html   (8682 words)

  Roots reggae Information
Roots reggae is s sub-genre of Reggae music which evolved in Jamaica from Ska and Rocksteady and was made famous outside the Caribbean by the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Marley.
Roots reggae is an inherently spiritual Rastafari type of reggae music, the lyrics of which are predominantly in praise of Jah Ras Tafari Makonnen — Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia the Emperor of Ethiopia.
Roots reggae is 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.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Roots_reggae   (376 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner News - Roots reggae holds on - Sunday | December 11, 2005
The appetite for reggae music in its original form, both locally and internationally, may be dwindling, as the craze of dancehall, an offspring of reggae has been on the fast track for some time now and is breaking new barriers internationally.
Reggae superstar Bob Marley, followed quickly after as one of the most prolific and influential reggae artists internationally, as he and prominent members of his band the Wailers, openly embraced the 'rebel' image that their music acquired over time.
So not all is lost for roots reggae, as a few younger artistes, such as Richie Spice and Bushman, have emerged in more recent years, dedicated solely to the one drop sound..
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20051211/ent/ent3.html   (922 words)

 MIR - Biography
MISTY IN ROOTS one of the most powerful live reggae acts to have come out of London and noted for their powerful roots reggae sound and uncompromising lyrical vibrations, became the major force in Rock Against Racism, playing more concerts than any other band in the movement.
By 1982 MISTY IN ROOTS was a force to be reckoned with but because of their determination to remain independent the band took a major step into Africa spending nine months in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
During 1987 MISTY IN ROOTS took their first trip to West Africa, the spiritual home of their ancestors, it was indeed a pleasant experience to set foot in the region after four hundred years in exile.
www.mistyinroots.ws /bio.html   (880 words)

 BBC - Music - Essential Guide to Reggae
The first track to mention reggae was Toots and The Maytall's 1968 track "Do the Reggay" - and it was around this time that Rocksteady began to take a new direction, slowing down, emphasising the bass and developing a more 'choppy' guitar sound.
Reggae also (like its soul counterparts across the water in America) increasingly began to address social issues, and became closely linked to the Rastafarian religious movement.
The UK's main stylistic contribution to the Reggae sound was Lovers Rock, a style which came to the fore in the latter half of the 70s.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/bluessoulreggae/guides/reggae   (1723 words)

The frantic side of the first reggae tunes disappears and in the beginning of the 70s, the One Drop style (that is commonly called Roots Reggae) starts to settle.
Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica - a brand of reggae music as strongly identified with the island as RandB is with Detroit or jazz with new reggae Orleans.
Reggae evolved in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, born of the tensions and social protest simmering violently in the late 1960's.
www.rootsreggaeclub.com /culture_reggae_afro/reggae/reggae.htm   (2327 words)

 Reggae and Jamaica on RootsWorld
Reggae music, and the Rastafarian religious movement with which it is so inextricably associated, has been extant and widely known long enough to have spawned traditional orthodoxy as well as stereotypes, influenced other musical styles, and even become more than a bit hermetic, both in mystical (after Hermes Trismegistus) and inward-looking terms.
Reggae is one of those genres of music unfortunately vulnerable to formulaic tedium, a rigid, cookie-cutter adherence to the same old thing, heard one, heard 'em all.
But, though still clinging close to roots reggae as it was in the days of Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, Dube has deliberately tamed the rough edges with deft piano openings, injecting female chorus and slowing things down to a heartbeat.
www.rootsworld.com /reggae/reggae1.html   (7628 words)

 Roots reggae and resistance from Jamaica to Brixton|27Aug05|Socialist Worker
Roots reggae and resistance from Jamaica to Brixton
Reggae was brought to a wider worldwide audience after the success of the powerful 1972 film, The Harder they Come, starring reggae musician Jimmy Cliff.
Though the roots reggae sound was superseded by lovers rock and the faster ragga and dancehall styles, toasting was highly influential on both the rap and hip-hop scenes.
www.socialistworker.co.uk /article.php4?article_id=7187   (1057 words)

 Roots Natty Biography
Roots Natty became well known all around the island in months time and by the next year the band was sharing the bill with a band like Black Uhuru captivating the local audience and gaining respect in the island for the band performances.
Now in the 2005 Roots Natty will be embarking on a world tour to celebrate the release of this new highly controversial album, and supporting the releases of artists in the label like: Malika Madremana, Uzziel Levvi, Rasta Dom, Binghi I, Isek and others who collaborate with Roots Natty.
Nuff will be heard from Roots Natty in years to come not only as artist but also as band, label, albums and a record company as an entity of roots rasta reggae music.
www.rootsnatty.com /bio.htm   (426 words)

 Caribbean Music 101 - Reggae: Jamaica, Bob Marley, Dancehall, Dub, Roots, Lover?s Rock...
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)

 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.
While many African artists have incorporated some reggae into their material, here are some reviews of some recordings by African artists who make reggae their main music.
www.rootsworld.com /reggae/reggaeafrica.html   (715 words)

 BBC - Suffolk Music - Misty in Roots review
British-based Misty in Roots were one of the most powerful live acts to come out of 1970s London and a major player in the Rock against Racism movement.
Pete Brown went along to their Ipswich performance to sample some true roots and reggae.
By 1978 Misty had begun to develop their own orthodox roots reggae sound.
www.bbc.co.uk /suffolk/going_out/music/reviews/2003/05/misty_in_roots/misty_in_roots.shtml   (749 words)

 Roots, Dubwise & Reggae Reviews : Dubhead, Universal Egg, Jnr murvin, Gussie P....
Roots Connection is made up of a combination of remixes of the vinyl outings and new tunes.
Roots connection features uplifting sub sucking U.K digital roots super-fit for the new millennia.
Bobo Blackstar is one of a new crop of U.K based roots singers currently gaining recognition for their fresh outlook and tunes of consciousness.
freeradicalsounds.com /rootsic.htm   (1670 words)

 Trade Roots Reggae
The roots of the promotions side of Elliott's and Renee’s reggae journey began while they were in Connecticut.
While I was unpacking the car, she was playing reggae music.” Renee adds, “She shared with us that she wanted to open a reggae store and that she had the money to open the store but she didn’t have the time.
It had a real “yard” style vibe and served as a reggae refuge of sorts for the growing community of people in San Diego that were interested in roots and culture.
www.jahworks.org /music/features/traderoots.htm   (1466 words)

 Article : Trenchtown Experience Live feat. Levi Roots & Aqua Livi
For the reggae massive worldwide the month of February undoubtedly is a very special month as it was on 6th February 1945 that the undisputed "King of Reggae" Robert Nesta Marley was born in Nine Miles (near St. Ann), Jamaica.
Of course, the main intention of this reggae show is to celebrate the birthday of this reggae ambassador and Jamaica's most famous reggae artist, but besides that the artists and musicians involved intend to bring a conscious party to free the people's mind and soul.
He rather sticks to traditional roots reggae, bringing the message of justice and hope to the people very much in the same way Bob Marley used to do.
www.reggae-vibes.com /concert/trenchto/trenchto.htm   (798 words)

 Roots Foundation
This is roots reggae that sounds the way it should do and is presented the way it should be by people who know and love what they're doing.
That Aaron Yarbrough and James Griffith of Roots Foundation have committed themselves to JA style 7" vinyl also shows that they trust the music, trust their audience, are in it for the long haul and are a force to be reckoned with in the future.
I've always felt that reggae is a singles music and that international record companies have failed to handle it properly because they've been obsessed by the album format.
www.reggaezine.co.uk /rootsfoundation.html   (3090 words)

 Scratch : dub, reggae, rocksteady & ska (home)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solid Foundation is the history of the first thirty years of Jamaican reggae, from the pre-ska era to the dawn of dancehall.
Dub version B-sides, and the odd instrumental A-side, began to elevate drum and bass to the fore, with heavily mudulated rhythms transformed through the application of effects such as reverb and echo, applied either to instruments or to snatches of vocals that drifted in and out of the mix.
This growth is largely attributed to Bob Marley, reggae artist, and the worldwide acceptance of reggae as an avenue of Rastafarian self-expression.
www.azevedo.ca /scratch   (1670 words)

 Reggae Reviews: Roots Rock Reggae: An Oral History of Reggae Music From Ska to Dancehall
The bulk of the book is comprised of these 30 interviews, which range from 3 to 13 pages long and which cover legends like Desmond Dekker, John Holt, and Marcia Griffiths to more modern stars like Buju Banton, Luciano, and Beres Hammond to lesser-known acts like Foundation, Raymond Myers, and Majek Fashek.
The interviews include some interesting overviews of the artists' careers by the author, interspersed with the artist's comments, but in general, each chapter is only as interesting as you find the artist featured.
Foster obviously has experienced a lot of reggae, as his impressive coverage of little-known reggae acts from every corner of America, Canada, Africa, Central America, Europe, and Asia displays.
www.reggae-reviews.com /rootsrockreggae.html   (345 words)

 Reggae Music Links ~ Reggae news, Roots and culture.
Reggae News UK One of the UK's leading reggae websites with up to date events listings, reviews, audio and competitions.
Specialising in UK roots reggae vinyl and CDs, with a selection of the latest UK roots tunes and other often hard to find titles.
The work is all about forwarding roots and culture vibrations, making roots music popular and providing a positive and honourable Black Arts administration service.
www.itzcaribbean.com /reggae_music_links.php   (398 words)

 ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Home Page)
ReggaeTrain.com is the original and still the best source for all your roots and culture needs.
For Reggae Artists and Enthusiasts more detailed information on Record Labels, Record Distributors, Radio Stations, Music Charts, Clubs and Venues, Publications, and other Reggae sites of interest to all.
We would like to draw your attention to Reggae Web sites that give a positive image to the music and culture.
reggaetrain.com   (304 words)

 Words Of Wisdom - Biblical Quotations In Reggae Lyrics
Sometimes these are quite obvious, taken as direct quotes from scripture, but in other cases they may be adapted to fit a rhythm or rhyme, and will therefore be less easy to pin-point.
Quotations in reggae lyrics are frequently adapted from the original Biblical text to include Rastafarian terminology.
Since this time, reggae music has become almost inseparably associated with Rasta culture, not least because some of its best known exponents were Rastafarians.
homepage.ntlworld.com /davebulow/wow/index.htm   (503 words)

 CD Baby: JAH ROOTS: Crucial   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The music is definitely reggae although their influences are diverse add a little bit of dancehall, roots rock, and jam band.
Jah Roots' ability to fuse that oh-so familiar Rastafarian sound with islander vocals, a smooth playin' sax, and a bit of tight hip-hop, skat slipped in on the occasional track shows their talent pool runs deep and long.
The band's dancehall-infused style of reggae, which its been crafting since the band formed its current incarnation in 2003, is at its most polished on this release.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/jahroots   (2066 words)

 Dave Simpson on what happened when reggae and punk went head to head in the UK | Urban | Guardian Unlimited Music
White kids had listened to reggae since the original 1960s skinhead movement embraced the music, but 1977 saw a common bond spring up between the punks and the rastas.
Although punk was fast and guitar-based and reggae slow and bass-heavy, the punk look (spiky hair, leather jackets and combat trousers) wasn't much different to Rastafarian chic (dreadlocks, leather jackets and combat gear).
Gaylene Martin, a New Zealander who worked with reggae acts on Virgin Records, remembers attending a Peter Tosh gig at the Rainbow theatre in London with Jamaican friends: their car was followed and only the fl occupants were questioned.
music.guardian.co.uk /urban/story/0,,2130399,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront   (1910 words)

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