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Augmented Story’s Audio Content

Augmented Story’s Audio Content Music? Social Movement? Space? Or Profile? Key• Sky Blue – A Music (Jamaican Music)• Green– A Social Movement (Rastafarianism)• Purple– A Space (dance halls)• Dark Blue– Profile (Language & Fashion) Through-out strongholds of political unrest, poverty, and social injustice; emerged, this new movement as a hope for our people in despair.From […]

Dancehall Music-1980’s

Dancehall Music-1980’s Dancehall music had its genesis in the political turbulence of the late1970s and became Jamaica’s dominant music in the 1980s and ’90s. ‘Dancehall’ is named after Jamaican ‘dance halls’ in which popular Jamaican recordings were played by local sound systems. They began in the late 1940s among people from the inner city of […]


Reggae – 1970’s Reggae, originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s and quickly emerged as the country’s dominant music. By the 1970s it had become an international style that was particularly popular in Britain, the UnitedStates, and Africa. Reggae’s direct origins are in the ska and rocksteady of 1960s Jamaica, strongly influenced by traditional Caribbean […]

1960 – 1970

1960 – 1970 SKA Ska, Jamaica’s first indigenous urban pop style. Pioneered by the operators of powerful mobile discos called sound systems, ska evolved in the late 1950s from an early Jamaican form of rhythm and blues that emulated American rhythm and blues, especially that producedin New Orleans, Louisiana. Ska is characterized by a walking […]

Sound Systems-1950’s

Sound Systems-1950’s Edwin Jensen and Peter Pridham, engineers from the American electronics company Magnavox, were among the early pioneers of sound reproduction and amplification. The sound system concept was adopted in the 1950s in Kingston, Jamaica. DJs would load up a truck with a generator, turntables, and huge speakers to set up street parties. The […]