Their innovative music put Jamaica on the map as a global force in music… Here are the 10 best reggae...
The Tiny Desk concert series is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
Reggae stars had little to no global profile in the 60s and 70s, but a pair of Jamaican movies, ‘The Harder They Come’ and ‘Rockers’, instigated a change.
A memorial to an era that was already passing when it was released, the ‘The Harder They Come’ soundtrack is an irrepressible record that gets you on your feet.
Whether fighting for the legalisation of cannabis or battling dark forces in politics, the best reggae protest songs spoke to their times yet continue to resonate today.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
With its steady reggae riddim and Minaj’s confident flows, ‘Megatron’ sees the rapper return to the more pop-driven sound that made her a household name.
The 1984 release became one of the all-time bestselling compilations around the world by any artist.
'That’s Not True,’ is the Jamaican-born, Florida-based artist's first original music release since 2017.
First released on 8 May 1984, it's the bestselling reggae album of all time, with worldwide sales of a staggering 28 million.
On that day there will be an official commemorative certificate presentation at City Hall, with The Specials’ founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter in attendance.
The Sting and Shaggy collaboration ‘44/876’ might have taken many by surprise, but the rock icon and reggae legend have more in common than you think.