Reggae Mussic


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  • This is generally a good summation of reggae music but I doubt that Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah or even Lauryn Hill would describe themselves as reggae artistes. These ladies are all hip hop/soul/R&B acts, although it might be fair to say that they have been influenced by reggae music.
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Reggae Mussic

  1. 1. ReggaE Music and more…
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Reggae , genre of contemporary Caribbean music developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s, one of the most influential styles of world popular music </li></ul><ul><li>The term reggae is of uncertain origin, but may come from the Jamaican word for “ragged man” or common person. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Start of Reggae <ul><li>Reggae is a relatively young type of music.  It did not get it's start until the late 1960's or early 1970's.  The first actual use of the word reggae was in the song &quot;Do the Reggay&quot; by the Maytals.  </li></ul><ul><li>Reggae has come out of Jamaica and today it is referred to as all Jamaican popular music.    </li></ul>
  4. 4. Styles of Reggae <ul><li>various styles of reggae are; </li></ul>Deejaying Ska Rocksteady Dancehall Ragga Rumble
  5. 5. Ska <ul><li>Ska is the first major local Jamaican genre, derived from American Jazz and R&B. It is characterised by a fast, syncopated rhythm guitar stroke, driving horns and boogie-style stand-up bass. Major ska artists include Laurel Aitken and Prince Buster </li></ul>Rocksteady
  6. 6. Rocksteady <ul><li>Rocksteady is a slower musical style. Besides the slower pace, its main feature is the electric bass, which takes on the position of lead instrument.. Major artists include The Paragone and Desmond Dekker. </li></ul>Deejaying
  7. 7. Deejaying <ul><li>Deejaying is the Jamaican precursor to hip hop, based on Deejays talking over instrumental tracks. Famous deejays from the era include U-Roy and King Stitt . </li></ul>Dancehall
  8. 8. Ragga <ul><li>This genre was developed around 1980. The style is characterized by a deejay singing and rapping over raw and fast rhythms. the instrumentation primarily consists of electronic music and sampling. </li></ul>Ragga
  9. 9. Ragga <ul><li>Ragga , is electronic dancehall music. the genre originally was produced on simple keyboards but eventually other synthesisers have been added. Super Cat, Shabba Ranks and Charlie Chaplin are some of the well-known artists of the eighties and early nineties. </li></ul>Ramble
  10. 10. Ramble <ul><li>Roots reggae is perhaps the best-known form of reggae today, with its Rastafarian message. Early reggae production is further developed with electronics and influences from contemporary western music. </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Marley is the internationally most famous exponent of the style. </li></ul><ul><li>The definition of roots reggae to most Jamaicans was that it dealt with the life of the ghetto sufferer, it had a reality to it. </li></ul>Reggae Lyrics
  11. 11. Reggae Beat and Lyrics <ul><li>Reggae is either played in 4/4 time or swing time, because the symmetrical rhythmic pattern does not lend itself to other time signatures such as 3/4 time. Harmonically, the music is often very simple, and sometimes a whole song will have no more than one or two chords. These simple repetitive chord structures add to reggae's sometimes hypnotic effects. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reggae around the World <ul><li>Reggae has had great influence in the political affairs of Jamaica.  Bob Marley even brought together Michael Manley and Edward Seaga, two rival political leaders.  </li></ul>
  13. 13. Instruments often used in Reggae <ul><li>drums and bass and guitar </li></ul><ul><li>keyboard and vocals </li></ul><ul><li>Saxophones, trumpets, even bongos </li></ul><ul><li>Horns </li></ul>
  14. 14. Reggae Musicians Ziggy Marley Lucky Dube Shaggy Bob Marley Eve
  15. 15. Reggae Musicians Queen Latifah Lauryn Hill Alpha Blondy Rita Maarley Jimmy Cliff
  16. 16. UB-40 Sheila Hylton Erykha Badu Reggae Musicians
  17. 17. Musicians who have been influenced by the rhythms of reggae