UNESCO Names Reggae International Cultural Treasure

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This week, the cultural agency of the United Nations – UNESCO – added reggae music to its list of international cultural . The of the list is to teach about and protect many international cultural traditions.
Reggae music began in Jamaica and across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love.
Born in the of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae songs were an expression of hard times and . But its rhythmic sound and hopeful also made it an enjoyable music.
Its most songwriter and performer, the late Bob Marley, became an international star with songs like “No Woman, No Cry” and “Get Up, Stand Up.” Other well-loved reggae artists include Jimmy Cliff and Toots and the Maytalls.
time, the music traveled everywhere, from Britain and the United States to Latin America and Africa.
In the 1960s, reggae popularity in Britain and parts of the U.S., where Jamaicans began moving after World War Two.
Many of the world’s most famous reggae musicians began their in Britain. Reggae also other styles of music there.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the British punk rock music world reggae. Soon, punk musicians would be making reggae-influenced songs.
British artists such as The Clash and The Police mixed reggae's and sounds, as well as its political messages, into their music. This helped bring reggae to a audience.
Today, musicians from a wide of styles, such as pop, R&B and even jazz, continue to from reggae.
UNESCO said in a statement that reggae unchanged as “a vehicle of social commentary, as a experience, and means of God…and the music continues to a voice for all.”