Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Reggae is an interesting genre of music which has originated from Jamaica. It now enjoys popularity all over the world. Some of the sub genres of Reggae include Dub, Dancehall and Roots Reggae. Ragga is a sub genre of Dancehall. Roots reggae is a form of reggae which is used to mostly praise God. On the other hand, Dub makes regular use of recorded material which is then remixed to create a Dub form of music.

Although Reggae is considered to be a simple genre of music, nonetheless it gives a nice soothing, rhythmic effect to all its listeners. This is one of the main reasons for its popularity. The early Reggae songs used to concentrate on various themes like sex, society and other important issues.

One of the artists who gained a large amount of popularity in the early days was Bob Marley. His band was called – the Wailers. The Wailers which included Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh were the other early pioneers of the early Reggae form. UB40 is today considered to be the topmost band, which plays popular Reggae songs. Thus Reggae in any form can be a refreshing source of music, which needs to be appreciated by every true music lover.

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