HISTORY OF REGGAE MUSIC

The flow of reggae music is one that is developing in the world today. Reggae music has a very strong share in its home country of Jamaica. As the development of civilization, he experienced the development and change of function into international music.

Reggae music does have a long history. Reggae is not only a slow-moving type of music with heavy vocals, but is also closely related to the belief, identity, and symbol of resistance to oppression.

The year 1968 is widely referred to as the birth year of reggae music. Actually there is no special occurrence that marks the beginning of its origins, except the transition of Jamaican musical tastes from Ska and Rocsteady to the slower pace of new music. Perhaps, the transition occurred because the frenetic and fast tempo of Ska and Rocksteady was less suited to the pressing social and economic conditions in Jamaica at the time.

Reggae music itself was originally born from the street Getho (village of the Rastafarians) in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. Then the person who first played it was Robert Nesta Marley in February 1945 at St. Ann, Jamaica, or often called Bob Marley, He fathered a white man and a black mother. In the 1950s, Bob and his family moved to the capital of Jamaica, Kingston. It was in this city that his obsession with music as a profession found an outlet. Bob Marley then listened to a lot of R & B and soul music, which later became the inspiration for reggae rhythm.

Then that’s what causes dreads hair style decorate the reggae musicians. The beginning and the lyrics of reggae songs loaded with the content of Rastafari teachings, which is a life full of freedom but still keep the peace around and describe the beauty of the universe and the lifestyle of the artist.

The entry of reggae as one of the elements of world music that also affects many other world musicians, and make this one musical flow into the world’s public consumption goods. Dreadlock or dreadlock hair style and lyrics ‘Rasta’ in the song was a public consumption. In other words, dreadlock and Rasta teachings have become pop productions, becoming pop culture, as the development of reggae music as a pop music