Reggae is a musical genre born in Jamaica in the late 1960s. The term also refers to the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora.  Toots and the Metals’ 1968 single “Do the Reggae” was the first popular song to use the word “reggae”, effectively naming the genre throughout the world. Practiced by Fats Domino and Allen Tausan, it evolved from the early ska and rock steady genres. Reggae is generally associated with news, social gossip, and political commentary. Reggae has spread to the field of commercialized jazz, first known as “Rudi Bruce”, then “Ska”, later “Blue Beat”, “Rock Steady”. It can be instantly recognized by the contradictory method of the strong and unconventional rhythmic sections of the bass and drums. The direct origin of reggae was in Ska and Rocksteady.
Reggae is deeply tied to Rastafari, a religion of Afrocentrism that developed in Jamaica in the 1930s with the aim of promoting pan-Africanism. In the immediate aftermath of the Rastafarian movement, the international popularity of reggae music became associated with Rastafarianism, which spread the Rastafarian gospel throughout the world and increased its recognition. Reggae music is an important way to convey the important message of Rastafarianism. Musicians become messengers and, as Rastafarians see, “soldiers and musicians are tools of change”
The reggae music genre is led by Drum’s Bass. . Reggae bass is thick, heavy, and equalized, so highs are cut out and lows are emphasized. Reggae guitars often play with outrageous rhythms. Reggae is commonly sung in Jamaican Patwa, Jamaican English, and the Earpick dialect. Many reggae songs deal with lighter and more personal themes such as love and socializing.
Reggae has spread to many countries around the world, incorporating local instruments and mixing with other genres. Spanish reggae has spread from Panama, a Spanish-speaking Central American country, to Venezuela and Guiana, continental countries in South America, and elsewhere in South America. British Caribbean music, including reggae, has been popular since the late 1960s and has evolved into various subgenres and fusions. Many reggae artists have started their careers in the UK, and there are many European artists and bands who are directly inspired by the Caribbean communities of Jamaica and Europe. African reggae was fueled by Bob Marley’s visit to Zimbabwe in 1980. Reggae is one of Jamaica’s biggest sources of income.