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Music

Rasta

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SUMMARY

1. Definition

2. History

3. Examples

4. Bibliography

Jamaica

DEFINITION :

Rasta music (or reggae) is a famous genre of music that originated in Jamaica in 1960.

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HISTORY :

When Rasta music started out in Jamaica in late 1960s, at the beginning the genre was see as an indigent style of music. But most of the Jamaican people didn’t even know about the existence of Reggae. But a band appeared and changed everything. It was called : ‘Toots and the Maytals’. With their songs, they made people notice that a new genre of music was here.

Apart from their sounds, reggae music is often associated with a common theme in their lyrics. At the beginning reggae lyrics was mainly talking about love. However, when music and the musicians who made it entered the 1970s, reggae was strongly influenced by Rastafarian.

When the movie "The Harder They Come" released, reggae music gained more popularity. The song was talking about a powerful socio-political storlyline accompanied with strong reggae soundtrack. This attention helped the superstar Bob Marley to become one of the best reggae music singer.

Bob Marley

Bob marley was a Jamaican singer, song-writer and musician. He was born the 6 february 1945 and he died the 11 May 1981.

His contributions increased the visibility of Jamaican music and made him a global figure of the genre.

Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh (born the 19 October 1944 and died the 11 september 1987) was a reggae musician. He was one of the musicians in the Wailers band.
He was also known as a very good solo artist.

He died, murdered during a home invasion.

Max Romeo

Max Romeo was known for being a Jamaican and roots reggae musician who achieved chart sucess. He was also a member of the vocal group : the Emotions.

He also launched a new style of reggae with his song : "Wet Dream".

Bibliography

I used these websites to create this presentation :

1) https://www.last.fm/tag/rasta/artists

2) https://www.thepalmsjamaica.com/brief-history-reggae-music-first-jamaica-world/

3) https://www.britannica.com/art/reggae

4) https://toutelaculture.com/musique/94967/

5) https://en.wikipedia.org/

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