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Reggae music originated in Jamaica in the 1960s. By the 1970s, it made an imprint on international music, becoming popular in Britain, the Untied States, and various African countries. Its quick route to popularity is based largely in its reputation as the voice of the oppressed, a type of protest music. Keep reading to learn more about the history of reggae and why it is loved in performances around the world to this day...

Reggae was shaped by ska, a previous form of pop music in Jamaica, which Britannica calls the country’s “first indigenous urban pop style.” It was created by mobile discos in the 1950s, and it sounded much like the rhythm and blues created in New Orleans, Louisiana. What set it apart was its stronger folk influences and cutting-edge beats, borrowing heavily from other island music across the Caribbean. Maybe most notably to Western listeners, ska places emphasis on the offbeat. Like ska, reggae is recognized by popping off-beat emphasis, ground bass drum lines, and eclectic instrumental influences. In concert and in recording, these sounds come together in a vibrant, fresh, easy going sound.

On first listen, reggae sounds positive and ephemeral. However, the lyrics and themes offer greater complexity and serve a deeper purpose. What sound like vibrant, positive wails is actually forlorn, conflicting grievances bemoaned at the world. Dominant culture is critiqued as musicians explore race, class, colonialism, and oppression. Bright sounds are broken by sharp, shocking sounds of gunshots and threats. Inherently politicized, reggae has been both critiqued and praised for its attention to social and economic injustices. When the genre evolved into the 1970s, it was used to champion the Rastafarian movement, which supported the relocation of the African diaspora to Ethiopia, among other things.

Today, many listeners oversimplify reggae as a genre, reducing it to its highly commercialized, pop rock form, packaged by the entertainment industry. However, in concerts around the world, performers are carrying on the spirit of reggae, in style and message. Tracks like Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” John Holt’s “I’d Love You To Want Me,” Toots and Mayals’ “54-46 Was My Number,” Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam,” and Peter Tosh’s “Wanted Dread & Alive” give a glimpse into some popular tracks from reggae’s roots, and musicians continue to cover these popular pieces. In concert, the emotions and intentions that sometimes are lost through radio become clearer, as artists pour their souls into performances. To experience this for yourself, or to simply enjoy the popular sound of reggae, look into some concerts near you.

Reggae Music Events Near You

The Soundry - Columbia, MD
Aug 31, 2019
Sat 8:00 PM
Union Stage - DC - Washington, DC
10 tickets left!
Sep 5, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
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The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
107 tickets left!
Sep 15, 2019
Sun 8:00 PM
107 tickets left!
Howard Theatre - DC - Washington, DC
9 tickets left!
Sep 21, 2019
Sat 8:00 PM
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The Weinberg Center For The Arts - Frederick, MD
118 tickets left!
Sep 29, 2019
Sun 7:30 PM
118 tickets left!
U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
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Oct 23, 2019
Wed 8:00 PM
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The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
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Nov 8, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
37 tickets left!
Union Stage - DC - Washington, DC
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Nov 15, 2019
Fri 7:00 PM
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9:30 Club - Washington, DC
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Dec 1, 2019
Sun 8:00 PM
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Hell Stage at Masquerade - GA - Atlanta, GA
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
Gas Monkey Bar n Grill - Dallas, TX
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
Marquee Theatre - AZ - Tempe, AZ
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 5:00 PM
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Marymoor Amphitheatre - Redmond, WA
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 5:30 PM
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The Cowan - Nashville, TN
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 7:00 PM
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The Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 8:00 PM
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McNear's Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Aug 21, 2019
Wed 8:30 PM
Atomic Cowboy Pavilion - St. Louis, MO
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Aug 22, 2019
Thu 7:00 PM
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Hensville Park - Toledo, OH
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Aug 22, 2019
Thu 7:00 PM
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Discovery Ventura - Ventura, CA
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Aug 22, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
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Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA
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Aug 22, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
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HEB Center at Cedar Park - Cedar Park, TX
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Aug 22, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
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Subterranean - Chicago, IL
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Aug 22, 2019
Thu 10:00 PM
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Plaza de Cesar Chavez - San Jose, CA
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Aug 23, 2019
Fri 5:30 PM
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The Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX
78 tickets left!
Aug 23, 2019
Fri 6:00 PM
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Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre - Atlanta, GA
131 tickets left!
Aug 23, 2019
Fri 6:00 PM
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MontBleu Outdoor Amphitheatre - Stateline, NV
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Aug 23, 2019
Fri 6:00 PM
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Frederik Meijer Gardens - Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 23, 2019
Fri 7:00 PM
Kimo Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
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Aug 23, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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Strummer's - Fresno, CA
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Aug 23, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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Riverside Municipal Auditorium - Riverside, CA
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Aug 24, 2019
Sat 7:00 PM
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Mandalay Bay - Beach - Las Vegas, NV
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Aug 24, 2019
Sat 8:30 PM
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Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA
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Aug 24, 2019
Sat 9:00 PM
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Hard Rock Live - Orlando - Orlando, FL
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Aug 24, 2019
Sat 9:00 PM
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The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
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Aug 24, 2019
Sat 9:00 PM
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Music Box - San Diego - San Diego, CA
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Aug 24, 2019
Sat 9:30 PM
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Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
246 tickets left!
Aug 25, 2019
Sun 5:30 PM
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Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
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Aug 25, 2019
Sun 7:00 PM
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Miniaci Performing Arts Center - Fort Lauderdale, FL
20 tickets left!
Aug 25, 2019
Sun 7:00 PM
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Au-Rene Theater at Broward Ctr For The Perf Arts - Fort Lauderdale, FL
83 tickets left!
Aug 25, 2019
Sun 7:30 PM
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