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Roots Reggae

Roots reggae is a subgenre of reggae that concerns itself with the life of the ghetto sufferer. Lyrical themes include poverty, social issues, resistance to government oppression, criminality and the wicked Babylon. Many artists are Rastafarians. The heyday of roots reggae is usually considered to 1969 – 1985 with artists as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Max Romeo, Horace Andy, Ijahman Levi, Bunny Wailer, Lincoln Thompson, and groups as Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Culture, Abyssinians. Read more on