Reggae, Disco, Punk and Rap

Reggae, Disco, Punk and Rap - Thursday, April 19 at 6PM in...

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Thursday, April 19 at 6PM in State Farm Room – AES Production Panel, Refreshments and Reception at 5pm “Mainstreaming” the margins Reggae, Disco, Punk, and Rap 1970s – 1980s Reggae o 1 st genre of music of the rock era to originate in the so-called “third world” o Emerges from earlier styles of Jamaican music such as ska, bluebeat, and rock steady o Reggae influenced by 1940s & 1950s American R&B: e.g. Louis Jordan, Fats Domino broadcast throughout the Caribbean from stations in New Orleans, Miami, and Nashville (WLAC) o “My Boy Lollipop,” by Millie Small (1964) goes top-10; first ska hit in the U.S. o “Roots” reggae associated with Rastafarian movement, founded by Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) o Some early Jamaican reggae fans were “rude boys,” young urban gangsters o Peter Tosh, an ounce of weed, a brown paper bag, and a unicycle o 1972 – The Harder They Come starring Jimmy Cliff exposes Americans to reggae music and “rude boy” culture – the film’s soundtrack becomes a
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