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RATES MAP F& Contact ROOTS REGGAE CLUB, Reggae Connection, Archives, Reggae Wear from Thailand Music adds Gallery Coalition Culture Weblink TO REGGAE GUESTHOUSE Room Prices    vary from 100 to 400 Baht depending on room type and season. roots is going back home, we mean on the beach. roots    will move to rayong, on the beach and will be turned into a guest house. U'll    be able to get cheap accomodation on the beach 2 hours from bangkok, so who    u got to thank? the guest house will have rooms for 100 baht as well, and it    costs 117 to go to rayong by bus. options HERE IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE    REGGAE HISTORY: Enter starting street address:

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The unprecedented explosion of creativity in Jamaica after that time is yet unexplained.Of course the whole population still sings Gospel on Sunday, and in this poor country, all the music that one can hear on the dancefloors and the sound systems stays the main form of culture.Singers, DJs and producers are leaders and teachers.Like in Brasil and Africa (of which reggae takes most of its inspiration), the whole country is vibrating with music 24hours.Nevertheless, this passion for sound and beat don't explain it all. More is to come. The frantic side of the first reggae tunes disappears and in the beginningback to the African roots. Albums are always more creative and hundreds of fantastic artists take on the stage: Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff, Lee Perry, Dennis Brown, Toots & the Maytals...DUB:In 1969, King Tubby, a genius sound engineer, has the idea of remixing songs. It is a flaming success and many follow.Tubby had the guts to remix pieces without the vocals. He drops modified slices of them here and there. The bass and the drums are the back bone of the mixes. of the world gets ready to follow King Tubby's techniques and in the mid-eighties apprear the House, then Trip hop, Jungle, drum & bass...DJs:Since the 50's Jamaican djs, British bred but American influenced, hold the mic and warm up between songs, fire during, trying to avoit to step over the original vocals. Singing, rapping or bursting sounds, they perform on any kind or the island's music: Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and of course ska and rock steady.Then one day, King Tubby gives a Dub tape to the DJ of his tiny sound system. Very few vocals, wicked beats, massive bass, the DJ has every thing he was dreaming of to let his skills flow. His name was U Roy.The audience recognises the music because Tubby chooses only major hits, the DJ fires them up. U Roy creates new versions. U Roy has huge success. His style half sung - half spoken is copied by all the DJs in town, and King Tubby's remixes are worth gold.When U Roy is finally recorded, he takes all the top spots of the charts. Rap was then born in 1970.King Tubby's work is the latest craze. On many of the 7" the remix is printed on the B side. The idea is followed by every producer. Lee "Scratch" Perry will push the limits of sound and mind experiments. Other names such as I Roy, Dennis Alcapone, Big Youth will achieve success.At that point a mysterious vibe shakes the big book of history: Rastafari.Rastafari:British to resemble Americans now and want to forget their past African past, heavy with humiliation.Since the start of the 20's, a Jamaican is fighting for equality of rights in the United States. The black community is starting to undertand the fact that Africa is the motherland of mankind and that pride more than shame should inspire their tone of skin.Marcus Garvey is the first of the few great Afro-American leaders. (amaising how the real ones died early... hip hop bwoys gonna live older that that soon u see). He proposes to read the bible again. African history has been sensored and modified. Not a thing to say in a colony in 1930.But it is a fact. According to Ethiopian litugy, Abyssinia is fist official nation of Judaism, ruled by the first Jewish king, Salomon. If Judaisme comes from africa,then the first jewish were black, so were then the King of Kings, direct ancestor to Haile Selassie the First, King of the Kings of Ethiopia and great statesman of the 20th century.He is God for the Rastas since he is a descendent of King Salomon, and the world has to know this reality. Men of african roots must take pride in it. They mus reject the capitalist society, racist, colonialist and consuming, and take the stage. They have the star of David as symbol, and the colours of the Imperial Ethiopia for flag, green yellow and read with the lion of Juda in the Center. The young rebels rush in the studios Reggae spreads their message.This musique becomes the one of revolt, of the angry who dare question the core of the organisation of society: the Christianisme overpowering America. Serious deal, their rejection is even more violent.nternational Reggae:In 1972 the movie "The Harder They Come" shows the world the harsh reality of Kingston's Gettos. And soon will errupt the only true forever-superstar from a poor country: the great the dimension of prophet for a recognised Judeo-hristian religion. Peter Tosh who was performing with Marley among the Wailers since 1961 quit Marley in 73 to follow his own path into an international career.With the support of Rastafari, men question the established order and slowly dig up their own past with their identity and spirituality. For many, return to natural state is the key.Meanwhile, independent producers such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Jammy ... start a studio war of ingenuity. Kingston becomes a music laboratory. Gregory Isaacs, Gladiators appear. In England the young Jamaican generation also takes the mic on Reggae: Steel Pulse, Aswad, LKJ make Reggae truly international.The Heritage: Since the disparition of Bob Marley the 11th of May 1981, Reggae has spread worldwide. Symbol of freedom and equality, it spreads through the world like the arrow of the just. (then follow Africa with Alfa Blondi, Lucky Dube, Majek Fashek... The wave will finally hit Japan that is today at the avant-garde of Reggae with names such as Minmi, Ryo da Skywalker, Pushim, Jumbo Maach...).The Jamaican innovations have marked the world. Even the mighty Rock is shaken and during the 80's when ska infiltrates most of the popular bands and artists: Police, The Clash, Boy Geoges, Gainsbourg... Since the 70's, the Jamaican community in Brooklyn has spread the vibes that assisted the rise of Hip Hop in New York While in Kingston digital sounds appeared during the 80s'. With the mystic and rebel dimension of Rastas, the Dub and the Rapping of DJs, the volume of the base and cuttin of the Drums, Reggae has definetely set the base of today's music.And it did not stop there. After having reset the grounds of music Jamaica has gone forward and reggae moved on to become Dancehall, Ragga riddims, and whether you like it or not, it is still called Reggae in Jamaica. In opposition to Roots Reggae, new Dancehall MCs such as Antony B, Sean Paul, Capleton, Sizzla, Elephant Man, Ninjaman, Beenie Man... have made the top of the charts and one again the world has felt the vibe. These artists are frequently called to feature on big names of Hip Hop, and their riddims have moved on to become Drum and bass.  Reggae Dancehall inspires hip hop and vice versa, dancehall reggae is presented on hip hop shows only. Hip Hop took the flame over but always loops back to reggae whether fashion deciders want it or not. Sean Paul, Beenie Man Elephantman... are all reggae artists that use Hip Hop to promote their Reggae. African reggae is much better than Jamaican Reggae though.... African reggae is more lively and percussions are of a much higher level. The soul in it sounds much deeper and genuine. Though most African reggae artists are not rastafarians. reggae (reg-ay)  A form of pop music that originated in Jamaica, combining elements of calypso and rhythm and blues (see blues) with a strongly accentuated offbeat. Bob Marley was the first internationally known reggae musician.      Buy & Sell Reggae Music Find the item you're looking for. Bid, buy it now or list. Go now!   Download MP3 Don't Search Anymore. Get Here All You Want.       WordNet  Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.  The noun reggae has one meaning:  Meaning #1: popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitarJamaica Tutti i voli low cost in una sola ricerca per tutta Europa   360° Jamaica Hotel Tours Virtual Tours of Hotels and Resorts in Jamaica       Wikipedia  Reggae  Reggae  Stylistic origins: R&B, Jazz, Mento, Calypso, Ska, Rocksteady  Cultural origins: 1960s onwards, Jamaica, especially Kingston  Typical instruments: Bass - Drums - Guitar - Organ - Brass - Melodica  Mainstream popularity: 1970s onwards, worldwide  Derivative forms: Trip hop - Drum and bass  Subgenres  Roots reggae - Dub - Dub poetry - Toasting - Lovers rock - Dancehall - Ragga  Fusion genres  Reggaeton - Seggae - Ska punk - Trip hop - Drum and bass  Regional scenes  African - UK - Japanese - Dutch - Fijian - Hawaii - New Zealand - Slovenia - Spain  Other topics  Jamaica - Rastafari movement - Haile Selassie - Marcus Garvey  Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. Reggae may be used in a broad sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, including ska, rocksteady, dub, dancehall and ragga. The term may also be used to distinguish a particular style that originated in the late 1960s. Reggae is founded upon a rhythm style which is characterized by regular chops on the back beat, known as the "bang", played by a rhythm guitarist, and a bass drum hitting on the third beat of each measure, known as "one drop." Characteristically, this beat is slower than in reggae's precursors, ska and rocksteady. Reggae is often associated with the Rastafari movement, which influenced many prominent reggae musicians in the 1970s and 1980s. However, the subject matter of reggae songs deals with many subjects other than Rastafari, with love songs, sexual themes and broad social commentary being particularly well-represented.   Origins See also Music of Jamaica  Its origins can be found in traditional African Caribbean music as well as US R&B. Ska and rocksteady are 1960s precursors of reggae. In 1963, Jackie Mittoo, pianist with the ska band The Skatalites was asked to run sessions and compose original music by record producer Coxsone Dodd at his Studio One record studio. Mittoo, with the help of drummer Lloyd Knibbs, turned the traditional ska beat into reggae, slowing the rhythm down in the process. Bob Marley, who popularized reggae worldwide, also recorded rocksteady records early in his career. By the late 1960s reggae was already getting radio play in the UK on John Peel's radio show.  It is thought that the word "Reggae" was first used by the Ska group Toots and the Maytals, who coined the phrase in the title of their hit Do the Reggay in the early sixties.   Styles Main article: List of genres of reggae  In Jamaica however, new styles are nowadays becoming more popular, among them, dancehall and ragga (also known as raggamuffin). Mixing techniques employed in dub, an instrumental sub-style of reggae, influenced hip hop, drum and bass and other styles. The toasting or dee jaying first used by artists such as U-Roy and Dillinger had a world-wide impact because Jamaican DJ Kool Herc used them as he pioneered a new style that subsequently became hip hop or rap music. In the Jamaican sense of the word, a "DJ" is an "MC" or rapper, whereas the term "DJ" describes the music selector in the U.S.. Therefore what is called dee jaying, toasting or chatting in Jamaica is called rapping in most other parts of the world.   Roots Music of Jamaica  Kumina Nyabinghi  Mento Ska  Rocksteady Reggae  Sound systems Lovers rock  Dub Dancehall  Dub poetry Toasting  Raggamuffin Roots reggae  US UK  Timeline and Samples  Anglophone Caribbean  Anguilla - Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Bermuda - Caymans - Dominica - Grenada - Jamaica - Montserrat - St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Lucia - St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Trinidad and Tobago - Turks and Caicos - Virgin Islands  Other Caribbean  Aruba and the Dutch Antilles - Cuba - Dominican Republic - Haiti - Martinique and Guadeloupe - Puerto Rico  Main article: Roots reggae  Roots is the name given to specifically Rastafarian reggae music. It is a spiritual type of music, whose lyrics are predominantly in praise of Jah (God).  Recurrent lyrical themes include poverty and resistance to government oppression. The creative pinnacle of roots reggae is arguably in the late 1970s, with singers such as Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy, Barrington Levy, and Lincoln Thompson teaming up with studio producers including Lee 'Scratch' Perry, King Tubby, and Coxsone Dodd. The experimental pioneering of such producers within often restricted technological parameters gave birth to dub music, and is seen by some music historians as one of the earliest (albeit analogue) contributions to the development of techno.  Roots reggae was an important part of Jamaican culture, and whilst other forms of reggae have replaced it in terms of popularity in Jamaica (Dancehall for instance), roots reggae has found a small, but growing, niche globally.   Social issues One of the main themes of reggae music has been social liberation. This has both political and religious aspects.   Political awakening The music attempts to raise the political consciousness of the audience: The American dream Is not what it seem. Why do you slumber? (Jimmy Cliff, "American Dream" 1983)    Alternatives to orthodox religious dogma It also militates for freedom from religious delusion: Most people think Great God will come from the sky Take away everything And make everybody feel high But if you know what life is worth You would look for yours on earth And now you see the light So stand up for your right. (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, "Get Up, Stand Up")    Freedom of religious expression Repression of many kinds, and especially repression linked with the prohibition of ganja (marijuana), which is considered a sacrament by Rastafarians, is another recurring theme in the music.   Controversy Quite a few of the most common themes found in reggae music have been viewed as controversial by many members of the public at various times. The most controversial of these themes have traditionally been the promotion of marijuana / cannabis usage , and the promotion of homophobic views. Other views prevelent in reggae music which have been the source of contrversy at various times include black/african millitancy, misogyny , criticism of colonialisation, anti-poverty, criticism of political systems, criticism of racism and criticism of the colonial education system. Some of these themes like marijuana usage have been prevelant in reggae music throughout the recorded and un-recorded history of the music, whilst others such as homophobia are a more recent phenomenom relative to the history of reggae.   Cannabis   Bob Marley is a prominent marijuana iconThe promotion of the use of cannabis through both lyrics, images and lifestyle has been a staple of reggae since its inception. The prominence of marijuana usage in reggae primarily stems from reggae music's origin as music derived from the musical tradition of the rastafarian religion, a religion within which marijuna usage is considered a sacrement. The controversy surrounding marijuana in Reggae has increased in proportion to the increased unacceptibility of marijuana in society general. For example Bob Marley's famous Catch a Fire album cover showing him smoking a spliff was controversial at the time the album was first issued primarily for its novelty. That the album cover was issued at all indicates some difference in society's views at the time, and such an album cover would never be issued by a major record label today. Peter Tosh was also renowned for his promotion of cannabis usage and lobbied for the decriminalization of marijuana. His most famous song is titled "Legalize It". Tosh was imprisoned multiple times in Jamaica for marijuana possesion (Jamaica, incidentally, has some of the harshest anti-marijuana laws in the world) and often performed with a spliff in hand.   Homophobia Reggae in general and the sub-genre of Reggae called Dancehall in particular has come under increased criticism from both Jamaican and International organisations for homophobic themes and lyrics. Many believe reggae music has prompted or incited instances of gay bashing.  Anti-homosexual or homophobic themes have been associated with dancehall music throughout its history. To a significant degree these themes stem from the anti-homosexual, though not necessarily violent, sentiment towards homosexuality of Jamaicans in general. A similar strong anti-homosexual sentiment is present in most English-speaking Caribbean nations. Homosexuality is illegal in Jamaica as well as in most former British colonies in the Caribbean.  Homophobic lyrics have been described by J-FLAG, a Jamaican gay rights organization, as one aspect of "widespread [Jamaican] cultural bias against homosexuals and bisexuals." Artists whose music features homophobic lyrics have had concerts cancelled. Various artists have had international travel restrictions placed on them and have been investigated by international agencies including Scotland Yard on the accusation that the lyrics incite the audience to assault homosexuals. Many of the affected artists hold the opinion that such legal or commercial sanctions are essentially an attack against the artists freedom of speech.  The increased criticism of dancehall music by international organisations is often attributed to the increased international exposure of the music, especially with regards to international media and the Internet. Dancehall has always included themes of not only homophobia, but of violence, sexism, and misogyny as well, which have come under their share of criticism, as in this Village Voice review: "Whether the homophobia and misogyny (that also blight almost all current reggae) are carryovers from tight-assed, purse-mouthed, colonial-era Brit sexual fear or personal limitation, the result was lyrical statements too stupid to be spoken."   Reggae music festivals  Jamaican reggae music festivals Reggae Sunsplash, Ocho Rios, Jamaica,  Sting reggae music festival, Kingston, Jamaica  Reggae Sumfest, Montego Bay, Jamaica   International reggae music festivals Westchester Reggae Fest, White Plains, NY. United States  Austin Marley/Reggae Festival, Austin, TX. United States  Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Mendocino County, CA, United States  Reggae on the River, Humboldt County, CA, United States  two 77 splash, Amsterdam Netherlands  Reggae Sundance, Eindhoven Netherlands  LB27 Reggae Camp, Komarom, Hungary  Reggae on the Rocks, Morrison, CO, USA,  Rototom Sunsplash Festival, Osoppo, Udine, Italy, [1]  Soča Reggae Riversplash, Tolmin, Slovenia,  Chiemsee Reggae Summer, Übersee, Germany  Summerjam, Cologne, Germany  MIDEM Reggae Showcase, Cannes, France  Notting Hill Carnival, London, UK  Bob Marley Outernational Day, Perth, Western Australia  International Reggae Festivals at ReggaeSeen  Spanish Reggae Festivals at Reggae News  Uppsala Reggae Festival, Sweden  Seasplash Reggae Festival, Pula, Croatia  Ostróda Reggae Festival, Ostróda, Poland  One Love Sound Fest, Wroc³aw, Poland  The Costarican Summerfest, be organized by exa fm, and exa reggae vibes and Chino Artavia.  Reggae Geel, Geel, Belgium  This site is a member of WebRing.  To browse visit here. 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