Reggae for kids?! When you think of reggae, you probably think of the Caribbean island of Jamaica, the birthplace of this popular musical genre. In fact, reggae is listened to throughout Latin America, Africa, Japan, Canada, etc. Reggae has been influenced by traditional African, New Orleans jazz, and rhythm and blues, and evolved in the 1960s from Jamaican ska and R&B. Bob Marley and the Wailers are arguably the most well-known reggae singers, though there are numerous excellent reggae artists! Here are some of our favorite songs and CDs of reggae for kids, to introduce your them to the greatest reggae bands.
The first CD especially made for children and families, is Ziggy Marley’s “Family Time.” We love the children-friendly lyrics, with themes of families and love, the catchy and uplifting tunes, and the guest singers: Toots Hibbert, Paul Simon, Jack Johnson among others. This CD is the perfect introduction to reggae for your family. Continue reading