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Reggae is a kind of Jamaican popular music that has spread to much of the world, especially including Africa. There are many African reggae musicians with a wide fanbase both on the continent and abroad. Three well-known African reggae artists are Alpha Blondy, Majek Fashek and Lucky Dube.

Bob Marley, a world-famous Jamaican reggae musician, performed in Harare, Zimbabwe on April 18, 1980; that concert is often credited as the beginning of reggae in Africa.

Currently available are a number of excellent compilation CDs featuring various artists. These cds include (1) Black Star Liner: Reggae from Africa  ; (2) REGGAE OVER AFRICA ; (3) REGGAE AFRICA; (4) AFRICAN REGGAE; (5) RENDEZ VOUS: REGGAE TIMES IN AFRICA; (6) AFRICAN REBEL MUSIC: ROOTS REGGAE & DANCEHALL.

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