The influence of reggae

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Since the majority of Jamaicans are the descendants of enslaved Africans it's unsurprising that a number of reggae lyrics deal with the historical and social upheaval of slavery. Origins According to an early de nition in The Dictionary of Jamaican English (1980), reggae is based on ska, an earlier form of Jamaican popular mu- sic, and employs a heavy four-beat rhythm driven by drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, and the scraper, a corrugated stick that is rubbed by a plain stick...
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Reggae evolved from these roots and bore the weight of increasingly politicized lyrics that addressed social and economic injustice. Artists Marcus Garvey Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a man that lived a life with a mission. Although his journey may have seemed impossible, his never-ending strength and ded- ication caused many peoples dreams and wishes to become realities...
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