Reggae Music

I don’t know about you guys but I always seem to go through stages of listening to certain kinds of music, though old rock music is my muse, I have definitely had my moments with indie, hardcore, classical, etc. I think it stems from finding a really good band in a certain genre and then I just feed off of that.

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I have always been a fan of reggae music and the sounds of Jamaican music. From the steel drums , to the horns to the amazing skank off-beats. I have found a handful of “reggae” musicians that I like that are not actually from Jamaica, I feel like this kind of music has always carried a certain underlying message and a lot of “reggae” bands do not emulate this.

The Great Bob Marley

The Great Bob Marley

However, I have found a few bands that I think are really carrying this fresh “new” voice for reggae that even the great Bob Marley would be proud of.   A band I am really into at the moment is SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) from Arlington, Virginia. They have nine albums thus far and are really making a name for themselves. The lead singers voice really makes you feel his words and they can play the music to back it up. If you are interested in a new band to add to your playlist check out www.sojamusic.com and download “I Don’t Wanna Wait” — definitely a great song!

SOJA

SOJA

Another fantastic band is Rebelution who hail from Santa Barbara, California. I would classify them more as a reggae/rock band. Rebelution has more of a rock undertone but with the skank beats of Jamaican music. You can find their music at www.rebelutionmusic.com and download “On My Mind” the singer’s voice is incredible!

Rebelution

Rebelution

  Other  reggae  artists include:

Bob Marley

Steel Pulse

Ziggy Marley

Buju Banton

Sublime

Pepper

Peter Tosh

Slightly Stoopid

The Wailers

Damian Marley

The Expendables

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One Love,

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