• Jacqueline Cameron

The Music of Jamaica: From Mento to Dancehall

Updated: Jan 18


The Music Legend, Bob Marley

The music of Jamaica includes Jamaican folk music and many popular genres, such as mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub music, dancehall, reggae fusion and related styles.

Reggae is especially popular through the international fame of Bob Marley. Jamaican music's influence on music styles in other countries includes the practice of toasting, which was brought to New York City and evolved into rapping. British genres such as Lovers rock, jungle music and grime are also influenced by Jamaican music.


MENTO

Take Her to Jamaica: Lord Messam (1952)


SKA

Jamaica Ska: Byron Lee & the Dragonaires (1964)


ROCKSTEADY

My Jamaican Girl: The Gaylads (1971)


REGGAE

One Love: Bob Marley (1977)


DANCEHALL

Fling Yuh Shoulder: Ding Dong (2017)


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Jamaica

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