TIMELINE EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.

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1959

image Byron Lee is known to have introduced the electric bass guitar to Jamaica in late 1959. The bass guitar soon gained popularity throughout the country and became the standard. The electric bass' louder, clearer, and more 'in your fac

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