Definition of reggae
: popular music of Jamaican origin that combines native styles with elements of rock and soul music and is performed at moderate tempos with the accent on the offbeat
Recent Examples of reggae from the Web
Soda (classic rock, '80s, Motown, disco, hip hop, reggae).
A group of investors that includes reggae star Damian Marley has bought a controlling interest in High Times, the magazine that for decades has been the bible of pot smokers.
The son of the late reggae superstar Bob Marley is one of 20 investors who acquired a 60 percent stake in High Times, its digital media platforms and its increasingly popular Cannabis Cup trade shows.
Upcoming concerts will feature reggae, rockabilly, indie rock and jazz, as well as performances from Akron folk rockers Shivering Timbers and the iconic 15 60 75 The Numbers Band.
The approaching summer means that Northern California is about to hit Peak Music Festival, and the next few months will be filled with reggae, jam bands, punk, hip-hop and much more.
This year's festival, held May 5-9 at Port Louis Lawn overlooking picturesque St. George's Harbor, featured R&B singer Cody Chesnutt, reggae star Tarrus Riley, veteran band Third World and Grenadian steel pan orchestra Pan Wizards.
Also, Ozomatli, an exuberant L.A. dance band that combined hip-hop, reggae, rock and Latin sounds, performed into the night.
The removal of Trusted Servant from YouTube at Phelan’s conceptual discretion will mark the official end of .all Hawaii eNtrees/luNar reggae.
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Origin and Etymology of reggae
First Known Use: 1968
REGGAE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reggae for English Language Learners
: popular music that is originally from Jamaica and that combines native styles with elements of rock and soul music
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