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Celebrating International Reggae Day With A Playlist

International Reggae Day is an annual event held in Kingston, Jamaica and is dedicated to celebrating a style of music that entered into the world in a sleepy little country in the Caribbean and exploded to touch every corner of the world with it’s style. Originally born out of Ska and rocksteady style of musics in the 1960’s, it quickly gained distinction with it’s unpolished sound and dependence on rhythm. It took a few years as a grassroots movement before it began expanding.

Reggae became a powerful music with deep roots by the time Bob Marley joined the scene, and it’s influence has never really stopped spreading. The style of reggae has really spread wide, with tons of different styles popping up, including a type of poetry called Dub Poetry, which is West Indian Poetry being synced up with amazing reggae beats to create a musical poetry style all its own.

Here at #vinyloftheday, we celebrate reggae culture and its influence on Jamaican music with a Spotify playlist specially curated by our very own Darren Dubwise.