Reggae Radio

Stations with Genre Reggae

ReGGae 141 reggae 141 New York City, USA / Reggae
Internet radio going back to find its roots in reggae, with new classics thrown in there, streamed from the Big Apple, New York!
Fyah 105 fyah 105 Kingston, Jamaica / Dance, Hip Hop, Reggae, Reggaeton, Music
The internet radio Fyah Mix surfs on a Caribbean wave with dancehall, Reggae, Soca and Hip Hop.
Ground Up ground up Newnan GA, USA / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap, Reggae
Welcome to Ground Up Radio, a radio station and blog website showcasing independent and major label Hip Hop, RnB, and the culture that is influenced by it.
GotRadio - Reggae gotradio - reggae USA / Reggae
Exclusive reggae online radio.
Fréquence K fréquence k Carros, France / Chanson, Funk, Reggae, Soul
Fréquence K - a special radio station from the south of France. A truly diverse selection!
1.FM - ReggaeTrade - reggaetrade Zug, Switzerland / Reggae
The sweet Caribbean sound of Reggae, from Jamaica and around the world, fills 1.FM's AbsoluteReggaeTrade with the genre's giants.
100 Jamz FM - Cool 96 100 jamz fm - cool 96 Barbados / Hip Hop, Reggae, R'n'B
Carribean mix of rhythms and blus, hiphop, reggae, junkahoo, dancehall, soca and calypso brough to you by this radio station.
am-wasser-gebaut am-wasser-gebaut Hamburg, Germany / Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae
With this beats you'll just stay put... and enjoy...
big-up big-up Lippstadt, Germany / Dub, Dancehall, Reggae, Ska, Music
A light summer breeze in the spring. With dancehall, reggae and ska, enjoy the most beautiful time of the year.
Addiction Culture Reggae addiction culture reggae Prades, France / Reggae
Roots reggae from 1970 until these days.
CKUT ckut Montreal, Canada / Reggae, Urban, World
We are an independent Radio station from Montreal, Canada, with a world mix made out of Reggae and Urban sounds.
Bubble Gum bubble gum Serbia / Bachata, Latin, Reggae, Music
The sound of this latin station, Radio Bubble Gum, will most certainly get stuck in your head. Into reggaeton, bachata, electro and latino music?
Button Down Radio button down radio Verviers, United Kingdom / Reggae, Ska, Music
Button down and tighten up! This station presents the best of Ska, Blue Beat, Rocksteady, 2Tone, Ska Revival, 3rd Wave Ska and Northern Soul.
Blitz Radio 2000 blitz radio 2000 Jamaica / Reggae, Dancehall, Music, News and Talk
Blitz Radio 2000 is an online radio station broadcasting out of Jamaica.
Bob's SKA Radio bob's ska radio Seattle, USA / Reggae, Ska, Music
Since its creation in 2008 Bob's Ska Radio has featured non-stop ska, reggae, rocksteady, 2Tone, ska/punk and more.
CvsRadio1 cvsradio1 Los Angeles, USA / Dancehall, Dub, Reggae, Music
Blazing hot roots reggae music streaming 24 hours a day. Listen in to Peter Tosh, Don Carlos, Bob Marley and many more reggae hits.

The Rastafari sound: Jah, Ganja, Bob Marley and the roots of reggae

Reggae came into existence in a late 1960s Jamaica, emerging from the genres ska and rocksteady, and quickly became the dominant style of music in the country. Its lyrics, both sociocritical and inspired by love, peace and unity, coupled with the use of the creole language, Patois, and the spiritual connection to Rastafari, turned reggae into more than just a style of music. Reggae is a social movement, a philosophy and a way of life that has spread internationally since the 1970s - particularly in the US, England and Africa.

Reggae - The Voice of the Oppressed

In the 1970s the development of reggae was fueled by the coming together of the music and the Rastafari movement. The latter is a way of faith striving for equality and justice and advocating the resettlement of the African Diaspora people to Africa. But it is well known mainly thanks to its endorsement of the holy and ritual consumption of marijuana. Bob Marley and The Wailers, and also bands such as Big Youth, Black Uhuru and Burning Spear popularized the love affair between reggae and Rastafari. The previously mentioned ska also formed a reggae movement in the UK, whose supporters most notably included the band UB40. In the US the popularity of reggae was due to Bob Marley: not only directly through his own music, but also indirectly, through the music of others, for example, Eric Clapton's cover version of his song "I Shot the Sheriff" (1974).

In these parts, reggae has been more than an unknown quantity for a long time now. The wave also spilled over to many European nations in the late 1970s, however, the popularity was initially expressed in pure means of consumption. Over the course of the 1980s, many musicians and journalists began to strongly pursue their own interests instead, and in doing so contributed to the emergence of their own reggae culture. The Sound Systems, Pow Pow and Silly Walks played an equally important role as the artist, Gentleman. The latter embraced the Jamaican style over the years he spent living in Jamaica and created authentic reggae music, not only in English, but also using the Jamaican creole language Patois. In the 2000s his number 1 album “Confidence” was a great commercial success.