Pop Quiz: What is the most successful reggae song in 2012? Who won the 2012 Grammy for best reggae album?Too many Jamaicans are not able to answer those questions correctly. Reggae music has come a long way since its inception in the 1960s but the evolution seems to be greeted with waning interest.
It is unfortunate that the birthplace of one of the most unique and transcending music genres seems to have forgotten about it. Local radio stations would sooner play dancehall or bubblegum pop songs than they would reggae music. This is not to say that they're to blame - they are only catering to the needs of the vast majority of their listeners. So who is the culprit here?