by Shayna Trinidad

Origin and Characteristics

Of Puerto Rican and Jamaican origin, this music has Latin rhythms, dancehall, and hip-hop or rap. The words tend to be rapped or sung in Spanish.

More On Characteristics

A main instrument played in Reggae is the bass guitar. Other instruments include guitar, drums, organ, percussion, horns, and vocals. With the name "reggae," this music was made for regular people. Thus, they were often played at home or at a party.

Three Well-Known Hispanic Reggae Artists

How Was Reggae Created?

This music was first created in Jamaica in the 1960s. It developed from Ska and rocksteady. People competed for the status of "first reggae label."

Popular Reggae Song

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