One of the first truly international music styles, reggae has its origins in the ska and rocksteady studios of Kingston, Jamaica. Some of the first reggae studios (Black Ark) later went on to create new genres, including dub, ragga, and even the prototype for American hip hop. The most famous proponents of reggae are the Marley family (Bob and Ziggy), whose bands toured the world and produced some of the best selling singles and albums of all time. The first producer of Bob Marley and the Wailers was Lee "Scratch" Perry, legendary father of dub (originally meaning the B-side of a record, with drum breaks and dropouts for MCs to shout out over).
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Real Video and photos from the Ghana Reggae Sunsplash, Ampofo Acquah and Oboja Adu.
Streaming reggae "sound station," a California entertainment calendar, official artist pages, reggae interviews and links to other reggae sites.
Jammin' Reggae Archives
One of the original (and also one of the largest) reggae sites on the web, with information on artists, songs, tour schedules and resources. Also featuring a weekly-updated 24/7 webcast.
Jolly Boys and Mento
History of Jamaican mento music, with mento bibliography.
Natural Mystic Reggae Music
A reggae portal with links to archived reggae shows, RealAudio files, online music streams, shops, and MP3 sites.
Positive Vibes - The Reggae Experience
Includes online samplers, tributes to Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Marcia Griffiths, and Beenie Man, and a touch of Reggae music history.
Featuring an encyclopedia of Jamaica's music industry and directory by location covering music and performers from mento and ska to rocksteady, dub and dancehall reggae.
Information on Germany's Reggae scene, including shows, news, soundsystems, artists, clubs, CD reviews, and radio stations. Site in German and English.
Offering a RealAudio webcast, artist of the week spotlight, free CD contests, festival guide, and top 20 chart. Also contains links to fan, MP3, regional, sound system, label, and radio sites.
Zinc Fence: We Play Reggae
London based site offering quality reggae journalism on the web, including articles, features, news, reviews, images, sound samples and regular updates.
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