The Women Essential To Reggae And Dancehall

In honor of Women’s History Month, GRAMMY.com highlights some of the foundational women who have shaped the sounds of reggae and dancehall as well as spotlights one artist who is taking one of the genres into the future When many people think of reggae, one name immediately comes to mind: Bob Marley. The legend is just one of many prominent men — including the late Bunny Wailer and Toots Hibbert — whose voice and production work get major credit for shaping the popular Jamaican genre as well as other sounds of the Caribbean. The reality is, women have built much of Jamaica’s musical scene. From the freedom sounds of ska to reggae’s conscious lyrics and grooving downbeat — which originated… Continue reading The Women Essential To Reggae And Dancehall