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Black History - Reggae an optimistic answer to years of oppression

Marcus Garvey - "Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent."  

Ariana Westbrook - In the late 1970s, Jamaica was going through difficult times both politically and economically. These conditions inspired reggae as the new genre of music, reggae.  Reggae is said to be an optimistic answer to the numerous years of oppression Jamaica has experienced. Its upbeat melody was intended to lift the spirits of the povert stricken and oppressed. At the beginning of its time, reggae caused much controversy because of its reference to politics and religion; its philosophical and opinated lyrics caused a worldwide dissemination ....more

Reggae music is a legacy bestowed on us and it is an excellent tool against crime and media to educate youths especially now when a whole new generation is driven by social media and vulnerable to losing it's identity.  Many reggae artistes are in the business to make money and loose their way through desperate attempts to obtain it. But the authentic reggae soldier enjoys his/her work, reaps the benefit of longevity and live as king or queen in his or her own right. 

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