The next step for making Reggae popular was to get the country to hear it. During the early 1950’s in downtown Kingston, one of the poorer cities in Jamaica, sound systems were created, and the streets were lined with giant speakers. After Jazz music lost its popularity within the Jamaican community, they would come to these streets to express themselves through dance. These sound systems also helped Jamaicans make money, they would bring their own homemade beer, along with curry goat and rice and the people would dance and eat from 8 until 6 in the morning. By the end of the 1950’s these sound system owners started to develop their own record companies so that Jamaican people could have their own copies of the music. These sound system owners had no intention of making money off the records, but this became the beginning of the boom of Reggae across the world.
When most people think of the Regae genre, Bob Marley is one of the first images that come to mind. Marley once said, “My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die”. There are many great Reggae artists, but the most