Talking about reggae immediately leads to conjuring up images of charismatic Bob Marley with his peculiar tousled mark: with dreadlocks and guitar in hand. It was him who perhaps took this rhythm to its maximum popularity.
This Caribbean rhythm was born in the poorest neighborhoods of Jamaica, located only ninety miles from Cuba. Reggae went through several permutations, both related to rhythmic and name elements; from the fifties to the period of political independence in Jamaica, in the early sixties.
That UNESCO has recognized reggae as Immaterial World Cultural Heritage is a fair recognition of a genre that has grown from its roots to reach all corners of the planet. Reggae has crossed many frontiers to be recognized as a cultural and musical jewel of humanity.