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Why UNESCO was right to add reggae to its cultural heritage list

When UNESCO announced that “the reggae music of Jamaica” had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the backstreets and dance halls of Jamaica, is more than just popular music, but an important social and political phenomenon.

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JAMAICA | Reggae Music gets UNESCO protected status

Reggae music, the genre that emerged from Jamaica and evolved in the 1960s, has been added to the list of global cultural treasures by UNESCO, the United Nation's cultural and scientific agency, and is deemed worthy of protection and promotion.

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Jamaica's Statement to the World Heritage Committee

Bonn, Germany, July 3, 2015 - The following is a statement by the Minister of Culture. Lisa Hanna to the World Heritage Committee on the occasion of its decision to inscribe the Blue and John Crow Mountains to the World Heritage List.
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