Reggae Music

Reggae Music

Reggae Music 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 Read more…

 
Rock Steady

Rock Steady

 
Mento Music

Mento Music

 
Raggamuffin

Raggamuffin

Raggamuffin music usually 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.. 

 
Sound System

Sound System

Dancehall Music

Dancehall Music

 
Singjaying

Singjaying

 
Dub Poetry

Dub Poetry

 

 
Pocomainia

Pocomainia

Pocomania is 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 Songs

Folk Songs

Folk Songs A 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…

Lover's Rock

Lover's Rock

 
Ska Music

Ska Music

 
Dub Music

Dub Music

 
Toasting

Toasting

 
Festival Songs

Festival Songs

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…