The Influence of Reggae (Revisited)

The Influence of Reggae (Revisited)

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How has reggae music has affected the whole world?

During this episode, we touched on the following:

• Bob Marley was one of the most influential people ever.

• The many genres that stemmed from Jamaican music including EDM, Reggaeton, and Hip Hop.

• Many new reggae fans globally in the period from 1970 - 2000.

• Indigenous reggae markets and sound system scenes globally.

• Dancehall choreography transported all over the world.

• Producers and artists sampling and covering reggae/dancehall.

• Rastafarian culture has permeated the world and been appropriated.

• Reggae is both the catalyst and the soundtrack for movements of social change. 

• One of the only genres that can be spiritual, political, and entertaining at the same time. 

• The important traditions of teaching and empowerment through reggae lyrics.

And there is so much more or as Bob Marley said "So much things to say..."

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