Posted on March 25, 2009 at 9:07am
Music has always been an important factor in the lives of Jamaicans and other West Indians. Jamaican music comes from an African foundation, influenced by the music of Europe, especially England & France. The great-great grandparent of Reggae is mento, a loose-sounding folk music, sometimes confused with calypso, a Trinidad-born music. Mento's lyrical food is topical issues.
By the 1950s Jamaican youth were more interested in listening to American pop music, popularized by radio… Continue