Get Up, Stand Up! UNESCO declares reggae a global cultural treasure
Updated : December 05, 2018 01:54 PM IST
Born in the poor neighbourhoods of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae reflected hard times and struggle but could also be joyous dance music with its distinctive off-beat.
Its most famous songwriter and performer, the late Bob Marley, became a global superstar with hits like "No Woman, No Cry" and "Get Up, Stand Up". Other notables include Jimmy Cliff and Toots and the Maytalls.