Presentation on theme: "Thursday, January 5 Finishing Art Show Poster – Print both poster and postcard on letter size paper Reggae poster contest – 2 thumbnail sketches by end."— Presentation transcript:
Thursday, January 5 Finishing Art Show Poster – Print both poster and postcard on letter size paper Reggae poster contest – 2 thumbnail sketches by end of period on Friday – – Check out Michael Thompsons imagery on Flickr! Really amazing and inspirational imagery!
Introducing The First International Reggae Poster Contest! Create an original poster that captures the energy & vibe of Reggae Music. The theme of the contest is: Toward a Reggae Hall of Fame: Celebrating great Jamaican Music.
The objective of the Reggae Poster Contest is to: – Continue to build awareness for Reggae music – Celebrate the global achievements of Reggae and its positive impact on the world. The term Reggae encompasses all the popular Jamaican musical genres: Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the unique Jamaican Sound System. The Poster competition is part of a bigger vision that seek to establish a Reggae Hall of Fame in Kingston, Jamaica.
100 of the top selected posters will be auctioned off with a portion of the proceeds going towards to Alpha Boys School – The Alpha Boys' School was founded in the 1880's in Jamiaca as a home for wayward boys, providing them with an education and practical training. – The musical program of the School matured and gained a unique stature during the jazz-era of the 1940s and '50s. This period saw the training of the majority of Jamaica's top hornsmen, many of whom would go on to be instrumental in the development of the island's first indigenous pop music: ska.
Ska arose in the studios of Jamaica in the late 1950s It is very memorable for it's jazz- influenced horn riffs Jamaica gained it's independence in 1962 and Ska became the music of choice for Jamaican youth seeking music that was their own
Ska's most famous supergroup was the Skatalites, and four of its founding members -- Tommy McCook, Johnny "Dizzy" Moore, Lester Sterling and the internationally-recognized Don Drummond -- were all graduates of the Alpha Boys' School. Alpha graduates went on to feature prominently in the emerging musical styles of rock steady and then reggae.
One theory as to why musicians slowed down the Ska tempo to Rocksteady was: – The singer Hopeton Lewis was unable to sing his hit record "Take It Easy" at a Ska tempo The Rocksteady style is most often indistinguishable from reggae
In describing the origin of Reggae, Reggae artist Derrick Morgan stated: – We didn't like the name rock steady, so I tried a different version of 'Fat Man'. It changed the beat again, it used the organ to creep. Bunny Lee, the producer, liked that. He created the sound with the organ and the rhythm guitar. It sounded like 'reggae, reggae' and that name just took off. Bunny Lee started using the word and soon all the musicians were saying 'reggae, reggae, reggae'
Bob Marley is said to have claimed that the word reggae came from a Spanish term for "the king's music". – The liner notes of To the King, a compilation of Christian gospel reggae, suggest that the word reggae was derived from the Latin regi meaning "to the king".
The Wailers, a band started by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer in 1963, are perhaps the most recognized band that made the transition through all three stages of early Jamaican popular music: ska, rocksteady and reggae. Other significant reggae pioneers include Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker and Ken Boothe.
Reggaes Beginnings in the Mainstream Eric Claptons 1974 cover of the Bob Marley song I Shot the Sheriff" helped bring reggae into the mainstream In the second half of the 1970s, the UK punk rock scene was starting to form, and reggae was a notable influence – Some punk DJs played reggae songs during their sets and some punk bands incorporated reggae influences into their music Other well known Reggae groups: Steel Pulse, Aswad, UB40, Musical Youth, Third World, Black Uhuru and Sugar Minott