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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2006

image On September 19th, 2006 Damian Marley became the first reggae artiste to perform at the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival. (alongside Nas)

2006

image Buju Banton's 2006 album, Too Bad, featured the number one hit "Driver A", which revived Sly & Robbie's 1982 "Taxi" riddim.

2006

image In 2006 Alton Ellis (The Godfather of Rocksteady) was inducted into the International Reggae and World Music Awards Hall of Fame for his monumental contribution to the development of Jamaica's popular music. Ellis celebrated 50 year

2007

image Mind Control is the debut album of Stephen Marley, released on 20 March, 2007. The album won a Grammy in 2008 for Best Reggae Album

2008

image Burning Spear's album "Jah Is Real" won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

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