Reggae Musicis 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 Read more…
Raggamuffin musicusually abbreviated as ragga, is a sub-genre of Dancehall music or Reggae, in which the instrumentation primarily consists of electronis music. Similar to hip hop, sampling often serves Read more..
Pocomaniais Jamaican religious group with lively worship: a religious group in Jamaica whose worship is characterized by singing, dancing, spirit-possession, speaking in tongues, and healing Read more…
Folk SongsA notable year in the history of Jamaican music was 1907, when Walter Jekyll’s Jamaican Song and Story was first published. The Contents of this book include four parts entitled Anancy Stories, Read more…
Festival Songs The festival was initiated in 1962 by then Minister of Community Development (and later Prime Minister) Edward Seaga, to showcase literary, fine, and performing artists, and to celebrate Read more…