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Reggae Music of Jamaica. ©Semiyah Photography, 2016 2017
Reggae Music of Jamaica

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Having originated within a cultural space home to marginalised groups, mainly in Western Kingston, the Reggae Music of Jamaica is an amalgam of musical influences, including earlier Jamaican forms as well as Caribbean, North American and Latin strains. Its basic functions as a vehicle for social commentary, a cathartic experience, and a means of praising God remain unchanged, and the music continues to act as a voice for all. Students are taught how to play it from an early age, and festivals and concerts are central to ensuring its viability.

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Place/region Jamaica, Caribbean
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production: Jamaica. Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, producer ; Creative Production and Training Centre Ltd., producer. Raging Fyah, producer ; Kingsley Michael Ibo Cooper, producer.Big Ship studios, sponsor ; Magamedia, sponsor.
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