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Music genre
Stylistic originsR&B Jazz Mento Calypso Ska Rocksteady
Cultural originsLate 1960s Jamaica, especially Kingston
Mainstream popularityEarly 1970s onward, varied
Derivative formsDancehall - Dub - Hip hop
SubgenresRoots reggae Lovers rock Reggae en Español
Subgenre listReggae genres
Fusion genresReggaeton Reggae fusion Seggae 2 Tone  Samba reggae
Regional scenesAfrica - Australia - Japan - New Zealand - Nigeria - Panama - Philippines - Poland
Other topicsMusic of Jamaica - List of reggae musicians

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Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady.

Reggae is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on the off-beat, known as the skank. Reggae is normally slower than both ska and rocksteady. Reggae usually accents the second and fourth beat in each bar, with the rhythm guitar also either emphasizing the third beat or holding the chord on the second beat until the fourth is played. It is mainly this "third beat", its speed and the use of complex bass lines that differentiated reggae from rocksteady, although later styles incorporated these innovations separately.

Reggae Video

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video de reggae muy bueno bendiciones
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Tony Matterhorn's video for Dutty Wine, from Reggae Gold 2006, IN STORES NOW!!!
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Wayne Wade - Lady (RARE) Reggae Check my profile for other great Reggae songs! CONTACT me if you want to DOWNLOAD the song. (send ur e-mail!) Lady I'm your knight in shining armor, and i love you You have made me what i am, and i'm yours My love There's so many ways i want to say I love you Let me hold you in my arms forever more You have gone, and made me search a fool I'm so lost in your love And oh, we belong together But won't you believe in my song (In my song) Lady For so many years i thought i'd never find you You have come into my life, and changed me more Forever Let me wait to see you each and every morning Let me hear you whisper something in my ear In my eyes, i see no one else but you There's no other love like my love And yes I'll allways want you near me I've waited for you for so long (For so long) Lady Your love's the only love i need And beside me Is where i want you to be (Want you to be) Cause My Love (My love) There's something i want you to know (Want you to know) You're the love of my life You're my Lady Lady Your love's the only love i need And beside me Is where i want you to be..
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reggae dubstep remix by NUMA CREW Check out another NUMA CREW incredible reggae-dubstep tune!! : Must listen to - NUMA CREW ERBA 003 Police in helicopter!!! Numa crew is way forward in reggae dubstep!!!Cheers there;) Link: track B Stoneheart: ERBA004:
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Beyoncé - Baby Boy - Reggae Medley (Murder He Wrote - Ring The Alarm) The Beyoncé Experience
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Rockin' with Mr. Marley.
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Jamaica Observer--My friend Jon Baker has now joined the discussion, recently stating that -Reggae- has been in a state of funk for the last five years. ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 09:05:43 GMT+00:00
Bonita Caribbean Music Festival gets people moving - The News-Press Tweet this news
The News-Press--"They say -reggae- plays at a tempo that's the same rate as your heart," Miami DJ Lance-o of Kulcha Shok, 44, said as he manned a booth selling his CDs. ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 05:13:15 GMT+00:00
Jamaican reggae superstar Buju to face immigration court - Go Jamaica Tweet this news
Go Jamaica--As international -reggae- star Buju Banton awaits his immigration hearing in the United States, one attorney is of the view that the artiste's criminal case ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:54:45 GMT+00:00
Artistes rise from new film - Jamaica Gleaner Tweet this news
Jamaica Gleaner--RiseUp's -reggae- soundtrack is as powerful as it is stirring, leading one to readily agree with a comment by the featured Rastafarian elder, ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 07:18:08 GMT+00:00
Mo' faya 100% Reggae! - Klue Tweet this news
Klue--Wah gwan -reggae- people! From Bob Marley to Sean Paul, every 1st Saturday of the month Palate Palette takes you to Kingston Jamaica! ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 01:44:59 GMT+00:00
Snowboard movie premiere couples with reggae band at Ghost Ranch in Steamboat - Steamboat Pilot Tweet this news
Steamboat Pilot--Coupled with the movie premiere is a live performance by -reggae- soul band Salem, comprising band members who also are passionate about snowboarding in ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 06:04:11 GMT+00:00
Dismal Reggae Boyz still take it - Jamaica Gleaner Tweet this news
Jamaica Gleaner--DESPITE an error-filled display, Jamaica's -Reggae- Boyz were still good enough to beat Caribbean arch-rivals, Trinidad and Tobago, 1-0 in a friendly ... - Date : Mon, 11 Oct 2010 08:14:00 GMT+00:00

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GenresRoots reggae - Dub music - Dub poetry - Lovers rock - Dancehall - Reggaeton - Reggae en Español - Reggae fusion - Ragga - Ragga jungle - Samba reggae
CharacteristicsWalking bass - Hammond organ - Reverb - Delay - Deejay - Toasting - Singjay
Related topicsMusic of Jamaica - Caribbean Music - Caribbean music in the United Kingdom - Reggae in Australia - Reggae Grammy winners 1985-present - Rastafari - Rude boy - Skinhead - Suedehead - Dance Hall (venue) - Dubplate - Sound system (Jamaican) - Sound system (DJ) - Riddim - Jamaican English - Jamaican Patois - Studio One - Trojan Records - Island Records - Blue Beat - Reggae musicians - Dub artists - Jamaican record producers - Reggae festivals

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