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  • Grace Jones
    Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress. Grace Jones (born May 19, 1952) is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress. Jones started out as a model and bec...
  • Gil Scott-Heron (1949 - 2011)
    Official website for I'm New Here by Gil Scott-Heron via The DISH online at www.thedish.org Vol. 12 No 13...Dedicated to the Dialogue on Race... 03-29-09 Born April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, Gi...
  • Harry Belafonte
    Links "Jamaica Farewell" (original version on Youtube) - Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte - A Site of Sites Harry Belafonte at Wikipedia Harry Belafonte AKA Harold George Belafonte at nndb B...

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The music of Jamaica includes Jamaican folk music and many popular genres, such as mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub music, dancehall, reggae fusion and related styles. Jamaica's music culture is a fusion of elements from the United States (rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul), Africa and neighboring Caribbean islands such as Trinidad and Tobago (calypso and soca). Reggae is especially popular through the international fame of Bob Marley. Jamaican music's influence on music styles in other countries includes the practice of toasting, which was brought to New York City and evolved into rapping, For years, and still today, Jamaican Music, such as slangs and beats has been copied into other cultures because of the originality and creativity within the islands vibe. British genres as Lovers rock and jungle music are also influenced by Jamaican music.

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