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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.
Get Up, Stand Up! UNESCO declares reggae a global cultural treasure

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