Rocksteady – Born in Jamaica in the 1960s

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Rocksteady – Born in Jamaica in the 1960s

Rocksteady music came out of Jamaica sometime in the mid-1960s, between ska and reggae, proving that Jamaica just really knows how to create a variety of impressive music that has

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FromSka and Rocksteady Came Reggae

Reggae is one of the most quintessential music genres that have come out of Jamaica. It was born out of Ska and rocksteady in the 1960s, but many people think

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All Jamaican Music Originated from Mento

Mento is the origin of everything. Well, everything that is related to Jamaican music. It is a Jamaican style of folk music that predates ska, reggae, dancehall, well pretty much

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Jazz – Huge Influence on Jamaican Music

While not entirely a Jamaican genre of music, the influence that jazz has had on Jamaican music is huge. I don’t think that Jamaican music would have ever grown to

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Dub a Derivative of Reggae – and Poetry

Oh yes dub. This is another derivative of reggae, but has other influences as well. It also has dub poetry for which there are dub poets. That’s right, dub is

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Dancehall Was Once an Element of Reggae Music

Dancehall was once a part of reggae. I know that sounds a little silly, but it’s true, despite the name. The name always had me thinking of like West Coast

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Calypso – Although Not Jamaican, It’s Native to the Islands

Ok complete disclaimer here: Calypso music is not Jamaican. I know this is a blog about Jamaican music and it may seem odd to throw in some music that didn’t

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Ska – A Mixture of Jamaican Music

Nope that is not a typo. Ska is an actual word, if you aren’t familiar with it. It is another type of Jamaican music and was the precursor for both