No UN, No Cry! Reggae Music Makes UNESCO World Heritage List

UNESCO, the world body's cultural and scientific agency, has added reggae music to its collection of "intangible cultural heritage" deemed worthy of protection and promotion, saying its worldwide popularity continues to act as "a voice for all". The popular genre was developed in the early 60s from the streets of Jamaica. Check out a short documentary that examines the history and distinct characteristics of reggae music. 

  • Africa:   Reggae Makes UNESCO World Heritage List

    Deutsche Welle, 30 November 2018

    The UN's cultural agency said reggae music has contributed to "international discourse on issues" such as injustice and resistance. Kingston has described the music tradition as… Read more »


  • Reggae Music of Jamaica

    Publication Date:
    28 November 2018

    UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2018 Description: Having ... see more »


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