The music world can always give a new touch to the lovers. Each music genre can give a different nuance to those who listen. Ranging from rock, R & B, pop, hip hop, metal, pop punk, to reggae. Although it can be said that reggae music is not as popular as rock and pop music genres, but for the lovers themselves, reggae is able to provide a different aura. There are a lot of legendary reggae music figures in the world, but most of them come from Jamaica.
Reggae music also has characteristics that are different from others, we can sway calmly and calmly in each tempo of the music. No doubt the current reggae music genre is in great demand by various groups, ranging from young children to adults. Want to know the history of reggae music first known until this one is so popular until now?
But before you read further, don’t get mistaken as many people say that reggae = rasta whereas Reggae is a genre of music and rasta / rastafari is Way of Life or a choice of way of life (the teachings of indigenous people in Jamaica). Well, the following is our best friend, we summarize the brief history of reggae music from the beginning until now.
The Origin And The Growing History Of World-Known Reggae Music
History records, reggae music began to be introduced to the public since the 60’s, more precisely in 1968. In ancient times there was a song that had a slower tempo than ska and rocksteady in the country of Jamaica. This slow-rhythmic music was later referred to by the community as the reggae genre music.
Taking the name “reggae” itself actually comes from an African country. The meaning of the name is swaying or body movements that follow the rhythm of the song. In other words, reggae is a music that is able to bring its listeners to be able to dance to the song / music rhythm. Then the tone of “reggae” was then confirmed as belonging to Jamaica.