Reggae Music Originates in Jamaica, and became popular during the 60's and 70's. Reggae music derives from Ska and Dub. It is closely related to the Rastafarian movement who believes that Haile Selassie was the second coming of Christ also known as Rasta Fari, King of Kings, Lord of Lords. It was a huge influence on reggae music with key musicians such as Bob Marley joining the Rastafarian movement and preaching some of the messages through the music.
Questions to answer
Where does Reggae originate? https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/ztp49j6/revision/6
From which styles of music does Reggae derive from?
What is Rastafarianism? How does it relate to reggae music? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNP0OxmWg1M
Who was Haile Selassie?
Who is Bob Marley? Why is he significant?
When did he live and die?
What issues/subjects does Reggae deal with? Name at least four?
What is meant by a hook or a riff? Give an example
What is syncopation, how is it used in Reggae music?
What events made Bob Marley more popular?
Give a full analysis of a Bob Marley song in terms of Structure, Rhythm, Melody, Harmony and Lyrics.