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    tralalala's Avatar The Almighty
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    well.. here goes, try and take me seriouse here..


    i am doing a project for school 'cause i have to.. (lol, no choice that time), anyways, the project's question is "Is there any connection between the songs and meanings of Reggae singers to their life in reality?"

    i topok Bob Marley as the Reggae artist, but now i have no bloody clue where to find any proper info that would help me try and get an answer to my question.. Wikipedia didn't really help either...



    can anyone help me?

    thanks,
    Rafi

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    Proper Bo's Avatar spmado BT Rep: +2
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    Have you tried listening to his music?

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    Look at the connection between rastafarianism and reggae music and then whether your chosen artist practiced what he preached.
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    Zungguzungguguzungguzeng by Yellowman

    Seh if yuh have a paper, yuh must have a pen
    and if yuh have a start, yuh must have a end
    seh five plus five, it equal to ten
    and if yuh have goat, yuh put dem in a pen
    and if yuh have a rooster, yuh must have a hen, now.

    yellowmans life in reality, he like paper, he like pen
    and if yuh have a start, yuh must have a end
    seh five plus five, it equal to ten
    and if yuh have goat, yuh put dem in a pen
    and if yuh have a rooster, yuh must have a hen, now.
    and so on...

    An interesting read Rafi is Yellowman: My Musical Mentor.
    http://paparobbie.blogspot.com/
    The idiosyncratic syntax of riddles interests me

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    Imagine Jamaica at the end of the 1950s, already gripped by Independence fever as the new nation prepares for the lowering of the flag in 1962. In downtown Kingston the sound systems are booming and competition for the freshest tunes is ferocious. Of course the imported sounds of American rhythm & blues won’t satisfy these souls, so, at about that time, the coming of an indigenous Jamaican music for the masses was inevitable.

    But this celebratory combination of nationalism and commercialism had another powerful element – Africa. Religion, in the form of Pocomania, and the drum music traditions of Burru and Kumina survived transportation to be embraced in Jamaica where Africanism was clung to fiercely and slave revolts were far more commonplace than on any other Caribbean island. Much later, Rastafari’s sophisticated drum ensembles would provide a living example of these ancient traditions, while the burgeoning music industry was never slow to absorb those influences.

    Add to this a generation of classically-trained musicians, who had embraced bebop jazz’s sense of adventures, and crowds who just want to dance and it’s little wonder that this tiny island – a population half the size of London’s – has become such a force in global music.

    Music is not Jamaica’s only gift to the world, but it is how so many Jamaicans chose to define themselves. People will talk about how music and singing lifted the spirits through slavery and colonialism as well as being a weapon against political corruption and civil disorder. It gave the poor people a voice and something to call their own, celebrated the joys of life on the tropical island and spread One Love throughout the world.

    For fifty years, the natural medium for this music has been the sound system dances, with, traditionally, commercial recordings and release schedules playing second fiddles to these awesome ghetto-centric situations. Thus, for as long as there’s been Jamaican music it’s remained inseparable to the people and the environment responsible for it. Reggae remains one of the world’s last genuine folk musics.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/features/reggae/

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    @Baz: could you summarize that Yellowman's sayings? I'm not too sure I understood what he was all about...

    @JPF: cool, interesting

    @CG: have checked out that page, some great info, thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tralalala
    @Baz: could you summarize that Yellowman's sayings? I'm not too sure I understood what he was all about...

    @JPF: cool, interesting

    @CG: have checked out that page, some great info, thanks!!
    Click the link, there's loads more there. That's just a sample.

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