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Reggae

Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s and is deeply linked to Rastafari, an Afrocentric religion which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, aiming at promoting Pan-Africanism. Soon after the Rastafarian movement appeared, the international popularity of reggae music became associated with and increased the visibility of Rastafari and spread its gospel throughout the world. Reggae music is an important means of transporting vital messages of Rastafari. The musician becomes the messenger, and as Rastafari see it, the soldier and the musician are tools for change.


7 artists

  1. Black Am I

    By Khamisi,

    One of the brightest young talents recruited by Ghetto Youths International label. Black-Am-I hails from Nine Mile, Jamaica, birthplace of King of Reggae Bob Marley. The culturally inclined reggae singjay has already started to distinguish himself as a powerful voice of Jamaican music’s next generation. His past appearances include marquee reggae events and venues worldwide, including ‘Reggae On The River’ (USA), ‘Rototom Reggae Sunsplash’ (Spain), SummerJam Festival (Germany), Somerset Hou

    Genres: Modern Reggae

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  2. Iba Mahr

    By Khamisi,

    Iba MaHr is a reggae artist who was born Mario Greaves on January 21, 1987, in Linstead, Jamaica. He was given the name Iba MaHr by friends of the strong African culture influence. Iba is an African name, meaning Humble and Calm, and MaHr is really an acronym, meaning Mario of Harar; Harar is a small province in Ethiopia. After completing secondary education at Charlemont High and sixth form at Dinthill Technical High, Iba went on to study for a bachelor's degree in Computing and Management

    Genres: Dancehall and Modern Reggae

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  3. Hempress Sativa

    By Khamisi,

    Kerida Shushana Johnson, known professionally as Hempress Sativa, is a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica. Her music aligns with the roots reggae tradition with variants of Hip-Hop, Afrobeats, and R&B. Born and raised in Papine, Jamaica to Rastafarian parents, Sativa was exposed to music from a very early age. During an interview with World A Reggae, she spoke of her early life: My father would give my siblings and I the microphone and record anything that came

    Genres: Modern Reggae

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  4. Sizzla

    By Khamisi,

    Miguel Orlando Collins, known by his stage name Sizzla Kalonji or Sizzla, is a Jamaican reggae musician. Born to devout Rastafarians, like them, Sizzla subscribes to the Bobo Ashanti branch of the Rastafari movement. He was raised in August Town, Kingston, Jamaica where he studied mechanical engineering at Dunoon High School. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is noted for his high number of releases. As of 2018 he has released 56 so

    Genres: Dancehall, Lovers Rock, Modern Reggae, Reggae, Reggae Fusion and Roots Reggae

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  5. Lutan Fyah

    By Khamisi,

    Anthony Martin (born 4 December 1975), better known as Lutan Fyah, is a Jamaican musician, singer, and member of the Rastafari movement Bobo Shanti. Born in Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica, Martin studied Architecture at the University of Technology and played professional football for Constant Spring F.C. before focusing on music. Using the stage name Lutan Fyah, sometimes credited as Lute and Fyah, he started his musical career in 1999. He recorded his first songs for B

    Genres: Dancehall, French Reggae, Lovers Rock, Modern Reggae and Roots Reggae

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  6. Bob Marley

    By Khamisi,

    Robert Nesta Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide and made him a global figure in popular culture to this day. Over the course of his career, Marley became known as a Rastafari icon,

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  7. Bob Marley & The Wailers

    By Khamisi,

    Bob Marley and the Wailers (also known as The Wailing Wailers, Bob Marley & the Wailers, and The Wailers) were a Jamaican reggae band led by Bob Marley. It developed from the ska vocal group, The Teenagers, created by Peter Tosh, Marley, and Bunny Wailer in 1963. By late 1963 singers Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith had joined on. By the early 1970s, Marley and Bunny Wailer had learned to play some instruments, and brothers Aston "Family Man" Barrett (bass) and Carlton Ba

    Genres: Reggae and Roots Reggae

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