WHAT IS REGGAE?
Reggae is a rebel music genre that spoke out against colonialism, social and economic injustices and racism originate in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
In Jamaica since 2008 February, as been celebrated as the official Reggae month, Reggae was also added to the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of humanity list in November 2018, for Reggae music contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love, and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual.
WHAT IS DANCEHALL?
Dancehall is a space where people from the inner city of Jamaica used to hang out from early evening until late nights to listen to some of their favorite sound systems selectors MC and DJ’s playing Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae music. The name Dancehall was later recognized as a genre in the Jamaican music space in the 1970s and was dub the child of Reggae with the rise of Yellowman, Early B, Josey Wales, Charlie Chaplin, Brigadier Jerry and much more.
WHO WIN THE FIRST REGGAE GRAMMY AWARD?
In 1985 the Reggae group Black Uhuru – ”Anthem” won the first Grammy award for Best Reggae recording the other nominees were:
Jimmy Cliff – “Reggae Nights”, Steel Pulse – “Steppin’ Out”, Peter Tosh – Captured Live, Yellowman – King Yellowman.