La Journée du Reggae

Reggae Day

For 27 years, July 1 has celebrated reggae music. It doesn't really matter why that day, maybe because it was the day Toots and the Maytals recorded their hit "Do the Reggae" in 1968.

Anygroin, to talk about the birth of Reggae, the Groin prefers the words of Max Roméo in his track "The Birth of Reggae Music":

In the beginning was a riddim
Then jah put the bass in
With a rockin four four timin
Reggae music was born
The riddim of jah music

From the mountains and the ghettos
From the angel of the people
From the soundin of their souls
It's a feeling not a learnin
It's a knowing and believing

A riddim in the living (reality, reality, reality)
From the spirit of jah rasta
In the drumming in the night
Send a message onto babylon
We will not give up the fight

For righteousness and liberty
'Til all aggressions cease
And the music of jah people
Is the living song of peace

The birth of reggae music

And for your ears, here is the link:

Back to blog