Roots Reggae


A cross between American rock and ska/rock steady, It incorporates strong lead vocals, rock-steady rhythms and lyrics about politics and Rastafarianism. Bob Marley was by far the style’s most popular and influential artist, and all Roots Reggae performed in his wake strongly bears his influence. Roots reggae emerged during the early 1970s, immediately following the development of rocksteady.

Top Tracks – Roots Reggae

Recommended Alums for Roots Reggae

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  • Jah Keep Us Strong – Single
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Popular Artists

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  • Peter Tosh
  • Alborosie
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