The Impact of Reggae on World Music

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"One love, one heart ¦let's get together and feel all right.  These ten immortal words from the legendary Robert Nesta Marley have reached the four corners of the globe and then some. From the well-known bass riffs from the four-two-four beat pulsating throughout hits from Peter Tosh, the Marley clan and Jimmy Cliff to the considerably faster, heavier, louder bass lines of dancehall music from artistes like Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel and Bounty Killer, reggae music has made a marked impact on world music. American, British as well as Trinidian artistes of different genres have shown reggae's impact on international music in their own productions.

Reggae has been described as a pervasive genre of music, as well as the only new form of music (except calypso/soca) to emerge in the last one hundred years. Artis

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