I.Paragraph 2 “African” music legacy, mixed w/ Euro cultural influencesa.Musical essence of reggae is ridimi.Turns the tables on “white” culture1.Stresses 2 and 4ii. “Chant Down Babylon”iii. “Get up, Stand up”iv.Both songs have a ridim (groove) that’s not like the usual “white” groove1.Uses this to make a name for themselves2.Not controlled by white authority3.“get up” and dance instead of being subjected by slavery Get up Stand up4.“Their wicked intention to destroy the human race” Chant Down Babylonb.Calypso i.“Ancient Rhythms (even though dance-like = soca, could still be a calypso)1.There are many differences between calypso and reggae, but they most certainly share one aspect in common: they are both musics of the people. This can be viewed through the ways in which they communicate, their legacy and cultural mixes, and social consciousness.
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