In researching the origins of Reggae en Espanol, and the evolution of Reggaeton in general.  A name that keeps popping up is Gary Mason aka: “Big Daddy G.”

He is a pioneer in the genre known as Reggaeton (Producer of the song El Meneaito), has been involved in numerous productions including: Jose Feliciano, Santana, Matt Monro, Shirley Bassey, Rev Run, Los Diablos, Kathy Phillips and dozens of others.  He has directed music videos seen by millions around the world including at least 5 million that we know of on YouTube alone.  He has been involved in 5 Grammy Nominated Productions, received a Billboard Music Video Nomination for Best Director, and assorted other accolades that we will not mention in this article.

When we went to Wikipedia, this is what they had to say:


Mason Co-produced the Vina Del Mar Festival beginning in 1979 for 10 years. In 1989, he produced the first major international reggaeton hit, “Meneaito”, and directed the music video. Since then, he has produced and directed dozens of music videos which have been seen by millions of people worldwide. His Meneaito Video has currently been seen by over 1.5 million people on YouTube.

Some of the Artists that Mason has toured, promoted and/or produced include Donna Summer, Ray Conniff, War, Peter Frampton, Jose Feliciano, Matt Monro, Shirley Bassey, Air Supply, Anita Ward, Sister Sledge, Jerry Lewis, Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Roberta Flack, Maurice Jarre, Krokus, Nazareth, Gaby, Jam & Suppose, Renato, Gloria Gaynor, and Modern Talking, Los Diablos, Santana, Kathy, Gaby, Jam & Suppose, Renato, Reggae Sam. Mason recently completed a new version of “It’s Tricky” featuring Rev. Run and Kathy Phillips.

Mason is currently senior vice president of SEI Corp. and established Fuerte Suerte Music (BMI), Big Daddy G. Music (ASCAP) and Ragga Force Music.


Among his many awards, He is the recipient of both a Billboard Music video Award nomination as Best Director and Best New Artist productions. He has been involved in productions that have garnered 5 Grammy Nominations and a Grammy.


Many of Mason’s videos can be seen on YouTube, and if you ever frequent a Dance Club, the odds you will hear one of his tracks is very good.  So, here’s to you Big Daddy G. wherever you are, and thanks for the music!

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The song Meneaito “El Meneaito” was created in 1989 by Big Daddy G. (Gary H. Mason) and The Karma Master (Luis Phillips).  While Winston Brown is credited with the music and lyrics, the music was actually created by Mason and Phillips.

The song became so successful that it was given it’s own style of music entitled “Meneito”.

The Meneaito was part of the evolution process of Reggaeton.   Around 1985 Panama Artists started singing Reggae in Spanish, and since most of the Panama Artists had roots in Jamaica, they were able to sing in Spanish with a Jamaican accent.  They took things a step further by adding a double beat snare.

Reggae en Espanol then evolved to Reggae Rap en Espanol, and Reggae Rap en Espanol evolved to Rap en Espanol.  In the late 90’s  Puerto Rico took Reggae Rap en Espanol to the next level by incorporating East Coast Rap into the mix, and it evolved to be known as Reggaeton.

Today Reggaeton covers a bunch of cross genres including Hip Hop, Rap, Pop and still some Reggae.

Artists of note include:  Kathy Phillips, Daddy Yankee, Renato, Gaby, El General, Vico C, Big Boy, Hector y Tito, Nicky Jam,  Ray Pirin,  Nico Canada, Nando Boom,  Jam & Suppose and Makano (to name a few).

The proliferation of product to this niche market has created the same problem for it as it did for Rap and Hip Hip.  Production and Artist Costs have spiraled, while the consumer market remains the same.

The genre of Reggaeton will continue to evolve, but it is all based on what today’s younger generation calls “Old School” tunes which includes El Meneaito.

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Jazztastic Duo (Romantic Journey)

This is an absolutely wonderful album.  It really does not fit into the theme of our website, which is all things “Meneaito” El Meneaito, but we wanted to share it with you just the same.

If you like what you hear, your can download the entire album on iTunes.  It gave us a sensation of calm and ecstacy both at the same time.  Click below for a small sample (You might want to turn off the Meneaitomania album to the left before clicking the “orgasmic universe” link.

Orgasmic Universe

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Bob Marley – Ongoing History

Bob Marley – Ongoing History

Article by All The Lyrics

Robert Nesta Marley, who is better known as Bob Marley has been regarded as a Rastafarian prophet at his native land of Jamaica. He has entered the world music scene for a long presence, traced even after his death. Bob Marley wass famous of popularizing the reggae genre outside of Jamaica. Presently, his relative successors resume Bob Marley’s art activity. Bob Marley is father to 12 children and they all follow the path of their parent.

The four eldest children Ziggy, Sharon, Cedella and Stephen recorded their first single “Children Playing in the Streets” in the early childhood. The song was written by Bob Marley for the Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers band, comprising his four children. They toured and played joint gigs with Bob Marley, who strived to unite children, and thus organized them into a band.

In 1985 the Ziggy Marley and Melody Makers released their first album “Play the Game Right”, which was nominated for a Grammy in the late 1985. Another CD album “Conscious Party” was released in 1988 and immediately became the platinum one. It was critically and popularly successful and included a song, later on nominated for the Grammy as the Best Reggae Recording.The band is now experiencing an art lull. All the members are mainly engaged in promoting their solo carriers. Stephen Marley also came up with an idea to cooperate with his brothers Rohan, Julian and Damian to launch the project “Ghetto Youths International”, created to promote young talented musicians of Jamaica.

The youngest son of Bob Marley a Grammy-winning reggae artist Damian is now facing his golden age. As of 2006 he released three albums. The “Welcome to JamRock” was nominated for as many as four international awards and became the 2002 recipient of the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Damien has been performing since he was 13, unlike his siblings his musical speciality is “DJing”, the Jamaican style of “rapping”, which some consider a predecessor of modern hip-hop.

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Reggae History 70s-80s

Reggae History 70s-80s

Article by Donald Spence

Reggae History 70s to early 80s

The Reggae beat has been through many stages since its formulation in Jamaica in the early 1960s. It began with the Ska beat which derives from a strong influence of rhythm & blues, and then Rocksteady, before reaching it’s worldwide appeal as Reggae during the Seventies to early Eighties and producing such artist’s as:Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Junior Delgado, Burning Spear, Third World, Pat Kelly, Matumbi, Black Uhuru, Black Roots, Big Youth, The Mighty Diamonds, One Blood, Junior English, Bunny Wailer, Prince Lincoln, Pablo Gad, Aswad, Steel Pulse, Carol Thompson, Louisa Marks, Janet Kay, Sister Love, and many more big name Reggae performers.

We must remember that Bob Marley was the fore runner for all the above mentioned artist’s.The 12″ 45rpm vinyl record was first introduced during this period of reggae history, and toasting (an early form of rapping) was a also a seventies invention. It was started by Sound System DJs at dances to futher entertain their audiences and became so popular that many artist’s began adding toasting to their records to make their tunes unique.The Reggae beat also became faster and more sophisticated musically, to keep up with the new sound coming in from the USA called Funk which used the aid of the new electronic musical instruments and included the famous syndrome used on many a tune.

Meanwhile artist’s and musicians living in the UK had a hard time establishing a foot hold in the Reggae market due to Jamaica’s dominance. Up to now Reggae did not have a romantic side, and it was felt that the lovers amongst us should be catered for, so Lover’s rock was born right here in the U.K, showing a softer side to this wonderful music. Lovers rock also covered many of the popular pop songs in the UK charts and made cover versions almost the norm.

Even the vinyl records suddenly changed colour from their usual black, to green, white, yellow, blue, multi and many others in between.Roots music, which had a heavy Reggae bass line and lyrics to match, really captured the mood of what life is like living in the ghetto. It also became the fore runner for another style, called Steppers, an almost dance beat that you step to. Last but not least Rockers derives mainly from taking the old Rock Steady rhythms and revamping them with a new bass line and beat. Think of it as early remixing of a slow tune into diso dance tune which is used today throughout the music industry.

You can find these tunes for sale on this site.

This period was also a very enterprising time for creating your own records labels although mostof them are no longer around, but this website has many exhibits of these labels, plus many more to come, they are a rarity in their own right.

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During this period I was an avid record buyer and as a consequence I built up a vast and extensive collection,I also ran my own recording studio until the late 90s. which equiped me with a sound knowledge on the subject.

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Akon delivers songs from his heart

Akon delivers songs from his heart

Article by Tom Janison

Akon is a Senegalese American Hip Hop singer and songwriter. Akon whose real name is Aliaune Thiam was born in 14th October 1981 in Saint Louis Missouri, but his family settled down in New Jersey. It is in this city that Akon encountered name, fame and also faced penalty for breaking the law. Akon was charged and jailed for armed robbery of automobiles and drug distribution charges. He made good use of his time in prison by working on his music. After he was released form prison he wrote many music tracks and songs working in his home. He also recorded some songs as well and his tapes found their way to SRC/Universal and they releases Akon’s first album titles Trouble in 2004. This album was a fine blend of West African styled vocals, combined with southern beats, east coast beats as well. Till date Akon has produced about fifty songs to his credit.

Later he released many hit singles like Lonely, Pot of Gold, Ghetto, Locked Up and Belly Dancer. The time that Akon spent in jail has a significant impact on his works and this was very much evident in is songs that were released later on. In his hit single Locked Up his experience of the auto theft and his subsequent jail sentence can be felt. The song reached to the top ten in US and the top five in UK. The song Ghetto became a radio hit when this song was remixed by Green Lantern and verses from other rappers like The Notorious B.I.G and 2Pac. Another single Lonely was released in 2005 and this song reached the top 5 in Billboard Hot 100 and was a chart topper in UK, Australia and Germany. In fact Akon’s single became the longest running single at the top running for more then fifteen weeks at a stretch.

In November 2006, Akon released his sophomore debut album Konvicted. This album had collaborations from Eminem, Styles P and Snoop Dog. The album Konvicted has a fine blend of reggae, R and B and Rap that is very true to his African roots and origin. Eminem features in the song Smack That and this is one of the most played songs in the album. Snoop Dog features in the song I Wanna Love You and just as the title suggest this is a love song. Mama Africa is another warm song which features in the album and anyone who has been associated with Africa in anyway will surely love this song. Akon’s Konvicted made its debut at number 2 in Billboard 200. The album sold more then 280,000 copies in the first week itself. The album continued to be at the top of the Billboard 200 for more then 25 weeks.

Currently Akon is planning to wok on a movie that will be based on some of the events in his life. He has also lunched his own clothing line titles Konvicted Clothing. His cloth line features denims, t-shirts, hooded shirts, and blazers for both males and females.

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Tom Janison is a music fanatic. He loves downloading music of all his favorite artists. is one of his favorites sites for free music,Love Songs,Akon,free MP3 downloads and online music.

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Bob Marley: Legend – The Greatest Hits Album

Bob Marley: Legend – The Greatest Hits Album

Article by Glen B. Porter

The album Bob Marley Legend is one of the best albums of all time, especially in the realm of pop. Bob Marley Legend tells you the story of the world- famous Bob Marley and the Wailers, by having such classic tracks and all time hits as Buffalo Soldier, Stir it Up, Get Up Stand Up, Is This Love, just to name a few. Marley is one of the most phenomenal musicians in history, and almost single-handedly pioneered the art of reggae music. It is a testament to him that, despite the fact that he is probably more famous worldwide than all other reggae artists combined, he is still adored and respected in his native Jamaica rather than resented for permanently acing the rest of the local music.

Whenever I am feeling depressed with the way things are, I like to put on Bob Marley Legend and dream about a better world. I see clearly why it is like by hippies, frat boys, rastas, and college kids of all kinds. Bob Marley has managed to capture the virility of life, the spirit of youth and rebellion which is lacking from this modern life. The Wailers did more than revolutionize music – Bob Marley and his band with their tuneful groove and deep bass hooks helped to transform life itself for all of us.

Bob Marley Legend was one of the first albums I’ve heard in college, which is a fairly typical story. Many people started their love affair with a band this way. Something about the smooth, timeless groove of the Wailers makes it perfect for the dorm parties we had so often back then. My first girl friend in college was a huge Bob Marley Legend fan, and used to like to put it on whenever we were together. It is just the mellowest thing possible, and I can’t imagine how I can live without those breezy melodies.

Although he is admired by fans of all kinds, Bob Marley Legend was originally radical music meant to bring to the world’s attention the plight of average Jamaicans under tight clasps of poverty as well as political disenchantment and disenfranchisement.

Bob Marley himself always triumphed for noble causes such as independence and the right of ordinary people, and his radical spirit is still fresh in the songs that he plays. Wailers songs are not just meant as party music, although of course, they are lots of fun to party too. They are meant to make the listener feel a thirst for justice and peace, and sow the seeds of hope for a better world.

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Linda E. Joy is a writer for The Arts Magazine. The site provides readers with the latest insights and write-ups on all things and family oriented, and much more.

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Songs of Summer-part One

Songs of Summer-part One

Article by Robert Benson

As summer winds down, let’s explore a two-part article series about songs with ‘Summer’ or ‘Summertime’ in the title:

Let’s start with the quintessential summer song by the Lovin’ Spoonful, the 1966 #1 hit called “Summer In The City.” The cut was originally a poem that was written by Lovin’ Spoonful’s band leader John Sebastian’s brother, Mark. John worked with the poem a bit and added a grittier beginning, one with more tension. Band member, bassist Steve Boone had a piece of music that was written for the piano that hadn’t fit into any other song that the group was doing at the time, but it fit perfectly with the new song.

“We hired an old man, obviously from the radio era, and he had old acetates of traffic jams and car horns,” recalls John Sebastain. “We listened for hours to various traffic jams and car horns and selected the ones we wanted. We found a pneumatic hammer…to provide the payoff for that selection and put it all together.”

In 1964, John Sebastian was excited by the Beatles and their music and was inspired to put his own four-man band together. While he was traveling through the south, he met folk artist Mississippi John Hurt. One of Hurt’s songs included the line, “I love my baby by the lovin’ spoonful” and the name of the group was set. The band went on to score many other Top Ten Billboard hits including: “Do You Believe In Magic” (#9 in 1965), “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” (#10 in 1965), “Daydream” (#2 in 1966), “Rain On The Roof” (# 10 in 1966) and “Nashville Cats,” which peaked at #8 in 1966.

One of the world’s most recognizable ‘summer’ songs is a 1970′s cut called “In The Summertime,” by the British pop-blues outfit Mungo Jerry. The band name was derived from a character from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (which was later adapted and made into the musical Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber). It was the group’s first hit single, reaching #3 on the US Billboard charts and the song reached the top position on the charts in several other countries; including an astonishing seven-week stay atop the British charts. The record sold over 16 million copies worldwide and was Britain’s biggest-selling single in 1970.

Interestingly, the UK release (Dawn records) was a maxi-single which played at 33rpm instead of the usual 45rpm. The record also included another song on the A side (“Mighty Man) and a much longer track on the B side (“Dust Pneumonia Blues”). It also came with a great picture sleeve and sold for just a little bit more than a regular 45 rpm, making it an excellent value for the music consumer at the time.

In 1995, Jamaican-American reggae singer Shaggy covered the song (UK #5 U.S #3) however he changed one line of the song to reflect modern-day values and common sense. In the original version, the lyrics encouraged people to “have a drink, have a drive…” while Shaggy’s version says “I’m going to ride and drive…” This part of the original recording was also used in 1992 on graphic British TV public service advertisements warning viewers not to drink and drive. The song has also been recorded by Elton John and Bob Dylan.

“In The Summertime” was written by Ray Dorset, who was the group’s lead singer and was already a veteran performer when he formed Mungo Jerry in 1969. His first band, the Blue Moon Skiffle Group, featuring Phil Collins on drums, was formed when he was eleven years old. The song was used regularly in many different commercials and has become one of the world’s most recognizable songs. Many years later, it became the world’s most-played radio song and one of the most successful summer songs ever, with an estimated 23 million copies sold.

Another instantly recognizable summer song is the psychedelic-funk number by Sly & the Family Stone called “Hot Fun in the Summertime.” The song was released in 1969 shortly after Woodstock, where the band performed a memorable set, and it capitalized on their popularity, reaching #2 on the US pop charts and #3 on the R&B chart.

Listening to the song, it is dedicated to all the fun elements of the summer, however, if studied further, may have served as a commentary on the race riots of the late-1960s; depending on one’s opinion. “Hot Fun in the Summertime” was intended to be included with the cuts “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” and “Everybody Is A Star” as part of a new studio album by Sly and the Family Stone, however, the LP was never completed, and the three tracks were instead included on the band’s 1970 Greatest Hits LP.

The song was cited by Genesis vocalist and drummer Phil Collins as one of the musical inspirations for the cut “Misunderstanding.” Additionally, Rolling Stone Magazine ranks it at #247 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

If you were around in 1972, you can’t help but remember the cut “Summer Breeze,” by the pop singing duo of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts. The song was Seals & Crofts’ first charting single, reaching #6 on the US pop singles chart and #4 on the easy listening charts. Their main claim up until this point was joining up with the Champs (who released the Latin-tinged instrumental “Tequila”) in 1958. They went on to release several 70′s pop-rock gems including 1973′s “Diamond Girl” and 1976′s “Get Closer.”

In 1974, the cut was covered by the Isley Brothers where it only reached #60 on the pop singles chart, but topped out at #10 on the R&B singles chart and #16 on the UK singles chart. The Isley Brothers’ version is notable for the harmonies of the three vocals by brothers O’Kelly, Rudolph and lead singer Ronald, and for the guitar solo by younger brother Ernie. A remixed and updated version called “Summer Breeze (Tsuper Tsunami Mix),” was featured in two commercials by clothing retailer Gap which starred models Bridget Hall and Jessica Miller in 2004.

“Summer Breeze” has also been recorded and covered by an eclectic array of artists including George Benson & Al Jarreau (collaboration), the Three Tenors (in concert during their 1996 farewell performance at the Coach and Horses Tavern in Windsor, Ontario), the Main Ingredient, Ramsey Lewis, and by Gothic-metal band Type O Negative during the opening credits of the 1997 horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer, among others.

We will continue our look at some popular ‘summer’ or ‘summer time’ songs in part two of this article series.

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Author Robert Benson writes about rock/pop music, vinyl record collecting and operates, where you can pick up a copy of his FREE ebook called “The Fascinating Hobby Of Vinyl Record Collecting.” Have your vinyl records appraised at

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Latin Internet Radio: Catering To Latin Music Lovers

Latin Internet Radio: Catering To Latin Music Lovers

Article by Aliceshown

Editors note: Click here for a sample of Latin Internet Radio

If you love to hear Latin American music like the Tango, Samba, Salsa, Bassa Nova or Bolivian music, and are looking for ways to hear your favorite beats at the time of your choice, Latin internet radio is the best choice for you. Advancements in technology and the development of newer techniques like streaming have made it possible for radio stations to offer a large variety of music to music lovers via the internet. More than 50 Latin internet radio sites are currently operational and offer varied types of Latin American songs and styles of music.

Latin Internet Radio: Offering All Forms of Latin American MusicLatin America is home to many diverse music styles that are loved and enjoyed by music lovers across the world. Latin music is very diverse and the only thread unifying the various forms of music listened to and developed in various Latin American nations is the use of Latin derived languages, such as Spanish, Portuguese and the language used in Haiti.

Whether it is the Tango and the Argentine Rock from Argentina, Bolivian music, the Samba and Bassa Nova from Brazil or Spanish Reggae that is quite popular in Portugal, music from Latin American countries is world famous for its vigor and rhythmic beats. Several Latin radios have come up to cater to the needs of Latin American music lovers and offer music of varied types, whether it is the Conjunto music of Northern Mexico or the sophisticated Habanera of Cuba, the rhythmic beats of the Puerto Rican Plean or the symphonies of Heitor Villa-Lobos over the internet.

Latin Internet Radio: How it WorksA Latin internet radio, like all other internet radios, operates through the transmission of audio services via the internet and allows listeners to tune in to the music of their choice via the computer, without the need to download anything. These broadcasts are sent through a technique called streaming, which allows continuous receipt of data that can than be heard by users with a lag time of up to ten seconds. The lag time is attributable to the fact that the data is sent through a TCP/IP connection and than reassembled before the users actually get to hear it.

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If you too wish to hear music of your choice, all you need to do is to get a broadband connection and streaming audio software, such as Windows Media Player or Real Player. The use of this software provides you access to not one but thousands of radio stations, including Latin internet radio stations. All that is then left for you to do is to log on to, a free internet radio station offering a wide variety of music genres from across the world.

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The History of the Jamaican People and Their Culture

The History of the Jamaican People and Their Culture

Article by Stephanie Larkin

Jamaica is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, but this country is also called home by millions of people. Most tourists never learn about the history of the Jamaican people, but if you’re planning to vacation here, you will enjoy and understand it more if you better understand their culture.

Early History of Jamaica

The history of Jamaica begins with the natives that inhabited the island before Christopher Columbus discovered it in 1494. These people, the Taino, were the original residents of the island, but they quickly died out with the arrival of Spanish colonists. They were peaceful people and thrived in the agricultural industry. The smallpox epidemic that European settlers brought to Jamaica caused their ultimate extinction. Today, there are no known direct descendants of the Taino people, but branches of the same family tree from other tribes do still exist in Puerto Rico, Aruba, and parts of South America. Due to intermarrying, however, some of the inhabitants of Jamaica may still carry a Taino bloodline.

Jamaica, like the United States, is known as a melting pot due to European settlement, most of which was British. This was also a hub for slavery in the Americas until 1838, when the practice was abolished by the English who still owned the island. During this time period, Jamaica was also a hot spot for pirates. It remained in British control on varying levels until the 1960s.

Jamaican Language and Religion

Because of this port-based country’s draw for various groups of people, the culture you will find on this island is a mixture of the cultures of the native people, most of whom are Spanish and English settlers, African slaves, and tourists from around the world who decided to move to this island. English is the official language of the country, but most people speak Jamaican Patois, which some consider to be an English dialect while others consider it to be a separate language.

Although Jamaica is a small country with under three million inhabitants, its culture has influenced the world. Without Tainos-influenced Jamaica, we would not have words such as canoe, hammock, and barbecue. The hammock is an ever-popular way to relax in the sun, and in the 16th century, Jamaicans created hammocks as a way to change sailors’ sleeping quarters. It was much cleaner than the traditional bug-filled beds of soggy straw which lay on the ground.

Jamaica’s culture is deeply rooted in religion. Due to the high number of missionary immigrants initially, Christianity is by far the strongest religion in this country. However, an offshoot of traditional Christianity called Rastafari developed in Jamaica, and this religion (made more famous in the Western World by musician Bob Marley) is the backbone to much of Jamaica’s musical and spiritual practices. This religious sect is based on the Old Testament with the belief that Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is the true descendant of Christianity.

Jamaican Music

Music is one of the most important parts of Jamaican culture, in part due to its strong ties to the church. This small nation is home to a number of musical genres, including reggae, dance hall, and ska. This is also the birthplace of toasting, a chant/speech style of music with a strong beat, which is said to be one of the grandfathers of today’s rap and hip-hop culture. Some of the most famous Jamaican musicians include Bob Marley, The Skatalites, Alton Ellis, Peter Tosh, Beenie Man, and most recently Sean Kingston. In addition, a number of artists have cited Jamaican music as an influence in their work. These artists include rock bands such as The Clash and The Police, and rap artists Wu-Tang Clan.

Dance is quite important in Jamaican culture. These include both religious types of dancing, which are an integral part of ceremonies, and secular dancing, which is a response to the reggae, ska, and dance hall music that became so popular in this country in the 20th century. Other nearby islands, like Trinidad and Tobago, also influenced dance in Jamaica.

Jamaica Today

Today, Jamaica is still a melting pot of cultures. Over all cultures, however, the focus has slowly been shifting to tourism and the environment, and today most major cruise lines have ships that port in Jamaica. There is also a keen awareness of the decline in healthy coral reefs in this country, and a movement to bring them back.

Jamaica might be a tiny island, but this country has a big personality. If you’re traveling to Jamaica, take a moment to find out more about the culture of the Jamaican people. They are some of the most friendly, welcoming people you’ll ever meet.

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Stephanie Larkin is a freelance writer who writes about topics pertaining to vacations and the travel industry such as a Jamaica Vacation

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