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The Caribbean Islanders - The Music of Jamaica album download

The Caribbean Islanders - The Music of Jamaica album download

The Caribbean Islanders
The Music of Jamaica
Caribbean Traditions,Jamaican
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Music has influenced the culture and lifestyle of the Caribbean for centuries, discover unique musical history and rhythms of Jamaica with this informative guide. Percussion was important to this style of music as well, though actual drums were rarely used. Instead, islanders would bang out beats on whatever they could get their hands on. The instruments used, and the slow, country-music style has often allowed mento music to be easily confused with calypso, though they are two distinct styles, and calypso originated on Trinidad. Another style of music that originated on Trinidad, but is popular in Jamaica is steel pan. Music has also historically been performed for work and entertainment. Work songs are an aspect of the tradition rooted in the culture.

Music has always played an important part of life in the Caribbean, providing islanders with a meaningful art form, a method of escape, and of course, a means of entertainment. Perhaps the genre most associated with the Caribbean is reggae, but before reggae came ska and rocksteady. Ska music came into being as African music and American blues and jazz met in Jamaica. As these styles began to blend, musicians discovered that the upbeat, tropical sounds mixed with enthusiastic horns and the low notes of the bass guitar were not contradictory at all, but actually sounded great together. Not long after rocksteady evolved, it was the political unrest of Jamaica in the 1960s that spawned reggae. The island's youth needed an outlet to vent their frustrations, and found it in music.

Featuring complex, West African influenced drumming and dancing, this little-known rural tradition is at the heart of modern, politically charged reggae music. The conviction heard here reveals a long history of struggle. During the 17th and 18th centuries, some of the Africans brought to Jamaica as slaves escaped to the mountains. There they settled, and over time, they became known as "Maroons. Today, four major Maroon colonies still exist in Jamaica's rugged western Cockpit Country and in the eastern Blue Mountains

Music of Jamaica was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Marley himself was viewed as a Rastafarian messianic figure by some fans, particularly throughout the Caribbean, Africa, and among Native Americans and Australian Aborigines. i'd like to know the source for this, specially regarding native americans and australian aborigenes. thank you. Rogeriobwp 14:42, 18 May 2006 (UTC). The Rough Guide to World Music confirms that he was/is extremely popular and revered among Australian Aborigines. Doesn't use the word messianic though. Tuf-Kat 02:49, 19 May 2006 (UTC).

PDF Jamaica is among the Caribbean islands that Columbus claimed for Spain. In response to its rich diversity of peoples: Europeans, Asians, Chinese, Indians and Africans, the motto of Jamaica is: Out of Many, One People  . Art Music by Caribbean Composers: Jamaica.

Some of the music is not reggae in my opinion. But overall not a bad album.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Kingston Morning The Caribbean Islanders 3:18
2 Ocho Rios The Caribbean Islanders 2:28
3 Reggae Today The Caribbean Islanders 3:06
4 Don't Give Up The Caribbean Islanders 2:42
5 Brown Girl The Caribbean Islanders 3:09
6 Carnival Town The Caribbean Islanders 2:33
7 Blue Lagoon The Caribbean Islanders 3:11
8 Moonlight Limbo The Caribbean Islanders 1:54
9 Sunset in Negril The Caribbean Islanders 3:18
10 Barrel of Rum The Caribbean Islanders 3:39
11 Jack and Jill The Caribbean Islanders 2:49
12 Reggae Wedding The Caribbean Islanders 3:09
13 Limbo Love The Caribbean Islanders 1:13
14 Sugar Cane The Caribbean Islanders 3:31
15 Escape With Me The Caribbean Islanders 3:01
16 Oceans of Love The Caribbean Islanders 3:29