Ska, Rock Steady, Roots Reggae, and Dub : Celebrating 50 Years

2018 marks 50 years of the reggae form and we’re homing in on some of the most influential works.
Jamaican popular music has undergone a complex process of evolution, with several distinct genres emerging over the last six decades. The Jamaican recording industry dates to the mid-1950s, when a handful of entrepreneurs released 78 rpm records of local mento folk music to capitalize on the pan-Caribbean calypso craze that followed Harry Belafonte’s breakthrough Calypso LP.
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