Artists like Bob Marley did a lot to make reggae a truly global phenomenon, but but the music is far more significant than its musicians. (Photo/Stephane Damour/Flickr).

Why UNESCO Nailed It When It Added Reggae Music To Its Cultural Heritage List


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WHEN in November UNESCO announced that the reggae music of Jamaica had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the backstreets and dance halls of Jamaica, is more than just popular music, but an important social and political phenomenon. Jamaicas …