By Paulette Myrie
Reggae has officially received recognition by UNESCO as an international cultural treasure.
They sang of love, poverty and politics and put their lyrics to rhythm, keyboards and bass, to create the unique sound of reggae.
UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Science, and Culture organization included the popular Caribbean music genre on the basis of its contributions the global conversation on “issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity”.
The popular genre rose to prominence in the UK and the United States when Jamaican artists gained the backing of major labels.