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Caribbean Music

  1. 1.  Reggae lyrics are often incomprehensible to Americans, as they are usually in an English- based but distinctly Jamaican Reggae was a precursor not just to the modern Jamaican style of Dub, but to American Ska (think No Doubt, Sublime, Reel Big Fish), Jam-bands (Incubus, Dave Matthews Band).
  2. 2.  Calypso is a genre of Afro-Caribbean music that comes primarily from the island of Trinidad. The lyrics of traditional Calypso music are generally political in nature. Calypso music became something of an international craze when Harry Belafonte first scored a major U.S. hit in 1956 with "Day-O" (the Banana Boat Song).
  3. 3. http://youtu.be/wpNk860pTO4
  4. 4. http://youtu.be/_kZxDjK072I
  5. 5. Genre of Jamaican Music, from calypso combined with American jazz and R&B
  6. 6. http://youtu.be/G2oTp3mBm1w
  7. 7. http://youtu.be/hRha8ixhJR0 Rocksteady came about in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Derivative of:  Ska  American jazz  R&B  Traditional Jamaican metro (music).
  8. 8.  Like ska, popular for street dancing. Frequently performed without a horn section. Rocksteady faded into Reggae by the late 1960’s. Many modern bands use influence of the sound, notably No Doubt on their album “Rocksteady”

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