Did reggae die with Marley, Tosh and Dube?


The word ‘reggae’ was coined around 1960 in Jamaica to identify a ‘ragged’ style of dance music, which has its roots in New Orleans’ RnB music genre.

However, reggae soon acquired the lament-like style of chanting and emphasised the syncopated beat. It also made explicit, the relationship with the underworld of the ‘Rastafarians’, revived Marcus Garvey’s ideology of advocating for a mass emigration back to Africa, both in the lyrics and in the appropriation of the African nyah-bingi drumming style, a style that mimics the heartbeat with its pattern of ‘thump-thump, pause, thump-thump’.

The paradox of reggae is that this music ‘unique to Jamaica’ is actually not Jamaican at all, having its foundations in the USA and Africa.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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