Whаt kind оf pеоplе likе rеggае musiс?Whаt dо yоu think?

JimG

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Fоr mе, оnе оf thе jоys оf Jаmаiсаn musiс is thаt it's likе lооking аt аn аltеrnаtivе еvоlutiоnаry histоry оf mоdеrn pоp. а kind оf Gаlаpаgоs with its оwn есоsystеm. Likе disсоvеring аustrаliа аnd finding аll thе есоlоgiсаl niсhеs аrе оссupiеd by mаrsupiаls instеаd оf mаmmаls.
Thе sаmе есоlоgiсаl niсhеs аrе thеrе : pаrty-timе, shоwing оff tо girls, yоung mеn with lоng hаir gеtting sеriоus аnd spirituаl. Tесhnоlоgy. Lоudnеss аnd hеаviоsity. But еvеrything turnеd оut а bit diffеrеnt frоm thе wаy it did in thе rеst оf thе wоrld.
Соmpаrе Jаmаiса with (а slightly stеrеоtypеd idеа оf), sаy, Swеdеn. Swеdеn is full оf finе sоngwritеrs аnd musiсiаns but whеnеvеr а Swеdish аrtist brеаks оut it's thrоugh dоing sоmеthing in а wеll knоwn glоbаl gеnrе. Pоp аnd disсо frоm аbbа; hаrd rосk frоm еurоpе; hеаvy mеtаl; indiе frоm Thе саrdigаns; Swеdish Hоusе Mаfiа еtс. Swеdеn is а pаssivе rеflесtiоn оf glоbаl pоp сulturе. Mоst оf thе timе yоu dоn't еvеn nоtiсе whеn thе lаtеst аrtist yоu likе hаppеns tо bе Swеdish.
Thаt NеVеR hаppеns with Jаmаiса. Jаmаiса tаkеs whаtеvеr yоu thrоw аt it, сhеws it up аnd spits bасk а соmplеtеly nеw thing. Shоw it Sоul аnd Mоtоwn аnd yоu gеt Skа, sоmеthing whiсh is оbviоusly thе hеight оf 60s mоdеrnity аnd yеt сuriоusly quаint. Shоw it Jоhn Lеnnоn аnd gеt Bоb Mаrlеy. Bring Jаmаiса thе bаsiс 4-trасk rесоrding tесhnоlоgy thаt thе Bеаtlеs аnd 60s psyсhеdеliс bаnds usеd, аnd gеt tаkеn оn а vоyаgе thrоugh thе саvеrns оf dub by Lее "Sсrаtсh" Pеrry аnd King Tubby. Givе it thе sаmе сhеаp саsiо synths аnd drum-mасhinеs thаt spаwnеd еlесtrоpоp in еurоpе аnd gеt thе Slеng-Tеng riddim аnd rаggаmuffin. Shоw it rаp аnd rаvе аnd gеt bасk sоmе оf thе mоst brilliаnt / disturbеd musiс оf thе 90s.

What do you think?
 

belovedad

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Well, I'm Jamaican so I can tell you that Reggae is pretty popular down here since it originated here. It's is also popular in the Caribbean as a whole and in places such as Japan.
 
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I think Reggae is liked by fun loving people and the youngster. I love it. It keeps my toes tapping.

Music that involves your senses is the one to listen to and I believe Raggae does that just fine.

The fact that it originated in Jamaica has nothing to do with who likes it. It is personal preference I believe.
 

kamai

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I enjoy reggae I like that it has a nice fun sound to it. You can be doing something for stress relieve and add some reggae music that will make it even easier to relax. I think liking any type of genre is personal choice.
 

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Well, I'm Jamaican so I can tell you that Reggae is pretty popular down here since it originated here. It's is also popular in the Caribbean as a whole and in places such as Japan.
I was about to said this, Jamaican people haha, but at the same time this musical taste has spread a little all over the world, so I feel that just about anyone these days can like reggae like any other musical type.
 

belovedad

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I was about to said this, Jamaican people haha, but at the same time this musical taste has spread a little all over the world, so I feel that just about anyone these days can like reggae like any other musical type.
Yes, it feels really good when I travel and hear my native music playing around the world. It's cool how such a little island could impact the whole world.
 

tonyb

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You don't have to be a Jamaican to like reggae music. Agreed Jamaica is the home of reggae music, today millions of people all over the world have come cherish this music. If you like jazz rhythm and blues you are most likely going to like reggae too because of their link.
 

TheKnight

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I don't think it matters who the person is and where it originated from. I've known some goth or scene people that like reggae quite a bit. Sure, they don't let people know about it, haha but they do enjoy it because they have told me. You like what you like no matter where you're from. It's the same as food; there are many people from other cultures that like Mexican tacos.
 

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Anyone can love and listen to reggae. I think it's the most original, touches many hearts and widely accepted all over the world. There are those songs that are mainly for the youngsters but most of them have lyrics that cut across all ages. Reggae isn't just a music genre, it's a culture, a lifestyle that anyone can adopt.
 

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There is no certain kind of person to listen to reggae (or whatever the musical genre). This was a convention (which unfortunately became a stereotype) created by society to divide people and categorize them into musical niches just for financial issues (and that really generates a lot of money).

Music is free for any kind of people! :cool:
 

tonyb

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Anyone can love and listen to reggae. I think it's the most original, touches many hearts and widely accepted all over the world. There are those songs that are mainly for the youngsters but most of them have lyrics that cut across all ages. Reggae isn't just a music genre, it's a culture, a lifestyle that anyone can adopt.
That's the point anyone these days can like reggae music. I think this would be a very difficult question to think some group of people would prefer or like reggae more than others.
 

rz3300

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There is definitely a stigma out there or an image that people probably see when they think of reggae fans. I bet if you really look though, it is really different and varies quite a bit.
 

lebroncc

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It's tempting to make these generic comments that "humans" or "anyone" can like reggae. And I agree that you don't have to be a particular race or age or classification to like it.
 
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TheJason

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It's tempting to make these generic comments that "humans" or "anyone" can like reggae. And I agree that you don't have to be a particular race or age or classification to like it.
I think those heavily into reggae form an underground scene. Nonetheless, as you say, a lot of others also enjoy it. However, sometimes people get mocked for liking reggae and thrown into a category.
 

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I think reggae can really bring people together from all over the world-and they even have a international reggae day as well on july 1 every year. This day is to help unite nations and goes on for 24 hours as well -it celebrates the culture and influence of Jamaican music,and they say reggae music is one of the biggest money makers for Jamaica also. This music can unify people with the slow rhythms and soothing voices,so yes it brings all kinds of people together.
 
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Pardon me but I don’t think it is right to classify people for their liking of a genre of music. But for the sake of this thread, I’d say that happy go lucky people are what I see when it comes to reggae. It may be the beat or the lyrics, I really cannot say. Another notable thing about reggae lovers is their penchant for moving their feet at the sound of reggae as if they are part of the band. And when the vocals begin in the song, expect the reggae lovers to sing along.
 

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I'm a fan of a reggae music and a fan of Bob Marley, many people said that the fan of a reggae music is addicted to illegal drugs or in Weeds or always HIGH, will it's not true, we have all genres that we like.

I don't care they all sayin that I'm just a reggae lover and thats my taste of music.
 

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I like the Refugees' Reggae Music. They were popular way back 1990's. The kind of Reggae-R&B fusion of music. Songs like If I Rule the World, Killing me softly were so popular during that time.