Jamaican music is one of the
most diverse and in demand music globally. With Jamaican reggae and Jamaican
dancehall leading the way. This webpage provides you with a direct link to
every aspect of the Jamaican music genre starting with access to live
Jamaican music online to where to purchase Jamaican CD's.
Jamaica Music Overview
music can be divided into several genres. The most notable genre of Jamaica music is reggae music, which
incidentally it can be divided into several subsections. Other popular Jamaica music
genres include mento, ska and dub music. Jamaica music is akin to Jamaican
culture and uses a plethora of beats that is really known as the grandfather of
American rap and hip hop. Jamaica
music has been the catalyst for other types of Caribbean
music such as Calypso and soca which is similar to reggae and dancehall. The
size of the Jamaican Diaspora has helped in the promotion of Jamaica music as well and has led to the opening
of many Jamaica music centers
globally especially in the USA,
Canada and the United Kingdom.
Get Jamaica.Com gives a brief review of the different types of Jamaica music since the late 1800’s with albums
of each type of Jamaica
music a very useful resource on the internet.
Junkanoo Jamaica Music:
The most popular
type of Jamaica music
during this period was the Junkanoo. This was a blend of Jamaica folk
music using common instruments such as shakers and drums. Junkanoo has its roots
in African tradition and is much more prevalent as a Jamaica music
form in the Maroons. Junkanoo Jamaica
music was never recorded on vinyl and still to this day plays a big role in Jamaica
Mento was the type of Jamaica music
that dominated throughout this period. Jamaica music mento was first
recorded during the 1950s. The pioneer of Jamaica music Mento is Mr. Stanley
Motta the later store and shop owner ‘Stanley Motta’s. Mento was actually a
blend between calypso and Jamaica
folk music and excellent blend that had many legends in this type of Jamaica music.
Sound Systems or sets and sessions emerged during this era in
music. These were just men with turntables and vinyl records spinning the latest
music scene came to life when Sir Coxsone Dodd and others began to move these
sound systems around. This has lived to this day in sound systems such as Stone
Love and Adonis.
Ska and the Skatalites: The most lively and distinctive era in Jamaica music.
The birth of Ska and reggae is really heralded during this decade. Ska is a fast
moving dancing that fit in well with an upbeat rhythm. This type of Jamaica music
was perfected by the Skatalites a ska band that was eventually retired in the
year 2002. Out of the ska era in Jamaica
music came the upcoming artistes such as Toots and The Maytals, Desmond Decker
and the indomitable Bob Marley and the Wailers, the group that placed Jamaica music on
Out of Jamaica music came the deejays.
music artistes used a type of poetry with a slow repetitive beat called the
rhythm. This is actually known as the emergence of dancehall as a new genre of Jamaica music.
From this slow paced rhythm deejays would speak and speak and speak but it
connected with Jamaicans globally. This type of
music was immensely popular because it focused on everyday Jamaica life.
Rock steady is another genre in Jamaica music that typified the post independence
mood of Jamaica
in the 1960s. The emergence of Bob Marley and the Wailers and individual
performers such as Elton Ellis. Rock steady is consistent with a strong beat and
rhythmic sounds. The Jamaica
music genre was enhanced by slow steady singing by people such as DJ Yellow Man
and his popular rhetoric such as I’m getting married in the morning.
Dancehall: The most popular Jamaica music genre over the last
two decades. A spin off of rock steady and other dub genres of Jamaica music
dancehall reaches the main stream of Jamaica. The lyrical content has moved from
the regular political and social issues to other issues such as crime and
everyday life. Jamaican dancehall has actually been blamed for the rise in
Jamaican crime due to the violent nature of Jamaica dancehall music.
The genre of reggae Jamaica music is
a true blend of mento, ska and rock
steady. True reggae superstars emerged such as Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter
Tosh and Bunny Wailer leader of the wailers. The rise of Bob Marley in Jamaica was
boosted by the new religion of Rastafarianism and how attractive the teachings
were to the masses. This heralded Marley and his songs as prophetic. This led to
more and more artistes emerging from the genre. We can continue to focus other
great artistes such as Sly and Robbie but we have provided great Jamaica music in
the genre here for purchase.
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Jamaican Products & Promotions: