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Reggae music in context


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4th ESO B – Institut de Vacarisses …

4th ESO B – Institut de Vacarisses
Vacarisses (Barcelona, Spain)
October, 2010

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  • 1. REGGAE MUSIC IN CONTEXT 4 th ESO B – Institut de Vacarisses Vacarisses (Barcelona)
  • 2. JA MAI CA
    • The capital is Kingston, 2,847,232 milions of habitants
    • The best reggae singer is Bob Marley, and he was born in Jamaica.
    • The official language is English, but Jamaicans speak an English-African language.
    • Jamaica have the best runers of the world.
    • Jamaica become independet from United Kingdom in 6 August 1962
  • 3. Jamaican music styles
    • Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues.
    • Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica around 1966. A successor to ska, and a precursor to reggae, rocksteady was performed by Jamaican vocal harmony groups such as The Gaylads, The Maytals and The Paragons.
    • Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music. A more sparse version of reggae, it also speaks on politics and religion but not as directly as roots style, which was associated with the Rastafari movement, and had dominated much of the 1970s.
    • Dub is a genre of music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre, though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.
    • Ragga originated in Jamaica during the 1980s, at the same time that electronic dance music's popularity was increasing globally. One of the reasons for ragga's swift propagation is that it is generally easier and less expensive to produce than reggae performed on traditional musical instruments .
    • Ragga jungle is the type of music that emerged circa 1989-1990 and is initially heavily based on production of Michael West (Rebel MC, Congo Natty Label). Early pioneers of the genre also include Leenie De Ice and Ragga Twins.
  • 4. Reggae
    • Developed in Jamaica in the late 1960
    • Early 1968 was when the first genuine reggae records were released: "Nanny Goat" by Larry Marshall and "No More Heartaches" by The Beltones. American artist Johnny Nash's 1968 hit "Hold Me Tight" has been credited with first putting reggae in the American listener charts
    • Reggae is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on the off-beat, known as the skank.
  • 5. Bob Marley
    • Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981)
    • Bob Marley was born in the village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica as Nesta Robert Marley.
    • Was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician.
    • He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1964–1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981)
    • Marley was a performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
  • 6. Exodus
    • Was released on June 3, 1977 on Island
    • Created for the band Bob Marley & The Wailers
    • Genre: Reggae
    • Is one of the greatest albums of all time
    • charts for 56 consecutive weeks where it peaked at #8.
    • Exodus has been recognized by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 1999, TIME magazine named Exodus the best album of the 20th century. [1] In 2001, the TV network VH1 named it the 26th greatest album of all time.
  • 7. Haile Selassie
    • Born Tafari Makonnen.
    • He was an Emperor of Ethiopia.
    • He extended the Rastafari culture which is at the heart of reggae music in Jamaica.
    • Rastafaris belive that Haile was a reincarnation of Christ.
    • His first name of prince was Ras Tafari Makonnen.
  • 8. AXEL MAGNANI Born a 23 rd of October...