Reggae is a music style that originated in Jamaica in the 1960’s. It is easily recognizable as a musical style due to the short, heavy accent on the 2nd and 4th beat of the bar played by a chordal instrument, usually the guitar or keyboards. This is usually referred to as the “skank”.
Notable reggae bands include;
- Bob Marley and the Wailers
- Toots and the Maytal
- The Skatalites
Why We Love Reggae Music
We all love Reggae as a musical style because it is relaxed yet highly dance-able. That simple “skank” on the second and fourth beat of each bar sets up an easy and obvious beat that infects human legs and hips, and almost instantaneously gets people’s bodies moving and swaying in perfect synchronicity to the music. The vibe that speaks through this musical style is one that says, “Just chill, there’s nothing to worry about. Let’s have some fun!”
Perfect For Your Next Party
The “Sugarman Slim All Stars” can perform reggae music as a compact 3-piece band. This is great for your budget and any spacial limitations you may have with your party venue. Sugarman Slim’s ukulele provides that rock solid skank that keeps that reggae groove in motion. Add to this the bass and drums, and you have a strong foundation for a room full of dancing bodies.