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Music of Jamaica

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. 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. British genres such as Lovers rock, jungle music and grime are also influenced by Jamaican music. Bob Marley Shaggy Jimmy Cliff Bunny Wailer Dennis Brown Desmond Dekker Peter Tosh Damian Marley Buju Banton Burning Spear Gregory Isaacs Sean Paul Ziggy Marley Beres Hammond Bob Andy Ken Boothe Alton Ellis Yellowman Rita Marley John Holt Toots Hibbert Barrington Levy Beenie Man Marcia Griffiths Protoje Sugar Minott Bounty Killer Horace Andy Junior Reid Omi Grace Jones Max Romeo Vybz Kartel Chronixx Sean Kingston Luciano Freddie McGregor Christopher Martin Delroy Wilson Sizzla Eek-A-Mouse Aidonia Jah Cure Mavado Popcaan Gyptian Hopeton Lewis Junior Murvin Sister Nancy Stephen Marley