Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bob Marley and His Reggae

Reggae music is just around the corner – literally and figuratively. Reggae has always been the groove for those who want to relax and unwind, those who party until morning, those who just bum around. In the East coast, where the summer season is already up and coming, reggae mania has been very apparent in music that people listen to, in the clothes people choose to wear, with their hair, the character that they try to depict. Same is true in the West. Reggae has also got a fair story of popularity and idolism.

Robert Nesta Marley, more commonly known as Bob Marley, popularized this music genre. It first developed in Jamaica, the motherland of Bob Marley, in the late 1960s. Bob Marley used reggae to send his message to his fellow countrymen and to the world of the issues that they were facing that must be addressed. These issues include justice and equality, sexuality, poverty, society and politics. This call was and has always been the prayer of Bob Marley and every Rasta around the globe.

The term reggae more properly means a “particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady.”

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