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POW Red Blue and Green lights fill the stage with energy The curtain rises and a lively Jamaican band appears As the bass guitar and drums sound adrenaline rushes through the body like a stream of hot lava The incredible amount of energy from reggae music acts instantly like caffeine making the listeners rise out of their seats Since it originated in the early sixties Reggae has been popular with a variety of people looking for a new upbeat sound Reggae music had various American influences when it originated in the early sixties on the island of Jamaica Its biggest influence however came from the dynamic rhythm and blues music from New Orleans The brilliant introduction of the transistor radio in Jamaica sparked an interest in pop music and the Jamaicans wanted to make their own music after listening to the US radio stations Ward 21 American music heard over the radio undermined Jamaican music Tapping their toes and snapping their fingers Jamaicans would dance vigorously to the sounds of the US music The Jamaican radio stations could not meet the demand for pop music in Jamaica so entrepreneurs called sound system men put huge speakers and stereo systems in the back of flat bed trucks and paraded around the towns 21 The sound system men competed for the best record The first popular Jamaican music was created when the locals tried to imitate American music The first recordings were terrible copies of New Orleans music Since the Jamaicans could not replicate New Orleans music they tried at the only other type of music they knew which was a jazz style mento Ward 22 Sound system men were forced to make their own records to meet the unimaginable demand for popular music The wrong rhythm triumphed and the first pop music in Jamaica was dubbed Ska 22 Ska a shuffling hybrid of RB and mento became very popular with the Jamaicans because of
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