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

November 29, 2018 5:36 PM
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PARIS (Reuters) - UNESCO has declared reggae, the Jamaican music that spread across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love, to be a global treasure that must be safe-guarded.

Born in the poor neighborhoods of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae reflected hard times and struggle but could also be joyous dance music with its distinctive off-beat.

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