Jamaica Wants reggae inscribed on UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List

Few music genres have had a considerable global impact as reggae. Reggae grew from its roots in Jamaica to influence societies and other musical forms across the world. In Africa in particular, reggae has apparently contributed to the development of counter-cultural movements. It seems long overdue that Jamaica is preparing to submit reggae for consideration to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by 2017.

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