Baker & Taylor Explores the history of reggae from its begginings in African folk songs to its transformation into a vehicle for social and politcal protest, and discusses its influence on artists around the world.
HARPERCOLL Reggae is the heart of the island of Jamaica, and has shaped its culture, religion, dress, and language. From its beginnings in traditional African folk songs, to its metamorphosis into a vehicle for messages of Rastafarianism and social and political protest, reggae is truly a music of the people. Influencing the sounds of artists worldwide, it captures the universal desire for peace, change, and a better world. In the tradition of One Nation Under a Groove: Rap Music and Its Roots, James Haskins brings teens another funky, accesible, and comprehensive history of a people and their music.
Baker & Taylor From its beginnings in traditional African folk songs, to its metamorphosis into a vehicle for messages of the Rastafarian religion and social and political protest, Jamaican reggae is truly a music of the people that has influenced the sounds of artists worldwide.