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  • Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920 - 1994)
    Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century...
  • U-Roy
    Ewart Beckford OD (born 21 September 1942), known by the stage name U-Roy, is a Jamaican vocalist and pioneer of toasting.[1][2] U-Roy is noted for a melodic style of toasting applied with a highly d...
  • Theophilus Beckford (1935 - 2001)
    Theophilus Beckford (1935 – 19 February 2001) was a Jamaican pianist and one of the pioneers of Jamaican popular music during the transition from rhythm 'n' blues to Jamaican ska. Biography ...
  • 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...
  • Gilbert Scott-Heron (1949 - 2011)
    Official website for I'm New Here by Gil Scott-Heron via The DISH online at Vol. 12 No 13...Dedicated to the Dialogue on Race... 03-29-09 Born April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, Gi...

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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