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Music 101:WHY is there so little support for Jamaica Reggae Music platforms

Music 101:WHY is there so little support for Jamaica Reggae Music platforms

Music 101:WHY is there so little suport for Jamaica Reggae Music platforms The role of government in cultural industries development has been a topic of much debate when it comes to Jamaica. One view that is constantly put forward by some is that government should have nothing to do with music industry development.  Mr. Lloyd Standbury wrote 'Many contend that Africa as a region is the largest market for Reggae, and justifiably so. Africans have embraced Reggae with passion for decades, and have identified with it as the soundtrack for liberation struggles and struggles against corruption and injustice. Crowd sizes at Reggae concerts in African countries are by far the largest anywhere in the world. While on the subject of Africa and Reggae, I must also put in context my mention of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire and its claim to be one of the capitals of Reggae in the world. This is a claim being made by Ivorians based on the international success of their Reggae artists Alpha Blondy and Tiken

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