White reggae hits Jamaica

White reggae hits Jamaica – Mail & Guardian Online: The smart news source

For a small place, Jamaica exerts a big influence. It covers an area of less than 11,000kms, with fewer than three million inhabitants. But ask anyone with even a passing interest in music to name its principal export and you’ll get the same answer: reggae. Once it leaves Kingston, however, this Jamaican product takes on new tinges.

Now there is a new crop of white reggae performers, eschewing the melanin-deficient basslines and embarrassing attempts at patois that have caught out their predecessors


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