Henry, William Anthony (2015) Reggae. In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America. SAGE, Thousand Oaks, California, USA. ISBN 9781452258218

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Reggae evolved from the musical ideas of the descendents of enslaved African women, men and children in the tiny island of Jamaica, the largest island in the Caribbean. During the horrors of enslavement, the life expectancy of African people was 7 years. Countless uprisings led by people like Cudjoe and his mother Nanny from Ghana, who guided hundreds of people from enslavement to freedom, inspired rebellions across the American world. Today, reggae music is one of the foremost voices of the global oppressed.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.4135/9781483346373.n251
Subjects: Social sciences > Communication and culture
Depositing User: William Anthony Henry
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:08

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