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BACK TO THE ROOTS---MENTO Blueuebeat: FROM MENTO TO REAAGE
The Jamaican sound system of the inner-city has become the disco of uptown, at home and abroad, engineering a trans-formation through popular music with a social message.
The development of dubbing and dee-jaying in Jamaica spawned the most compelling popular music in America today, rap and hip hop.
Jamaican music has had a greater global impact than the music of any other country proportionate to size. This is a proud record of worldwide achievement.
Boogie, rock, rhythm and blues,Ska,boogie, rock, rhythm and blues,Reggae,Dub / Dee - Jay,DancehallAfter World War II, in the late 1940s, Jamaicans had few choices available to them for hearing recorded music. There was a part-time radio station with a call sign ZQI. It operated for a short period only each day to broadcast the news. Some music was played.
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