The term also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora. Reggae spread into a commercialized jazz field, being known first as "rudie blues", then "ska", later "blue beat", and "rock steady". The immediate origins of reggae were in ska and rocksteady; from the latter, reggae took over the use of the bass as a percussion instrument. Reggae is deeply linked to Rastafari , an Afrocentric religion which developed in Jamaica in the s, aiming at promoting Pan Africanism. The musician becomes the messenger, and as Rastafarians see it, "the soldier and the musician are tools for change. Stylistically, reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues , jazz , mento a celebratory, rural folk form that served its largely rural audience as dance music and an alternative to the hymns and adapted chanteys of local church singing ,  calypso,  and also draws influence from traditional African folk rhythms.
By the s it had become an international style that was particularly popular in Britain , the United States, and Africa. It was widely perceived as a voice of the oppressed. The drum and bass became the foundation of a new instrumental music, dub. The musical style that resulted, rock steady, was short-lived but brought fame to such performers as the Heptones and Alton Ellis. Reggae evolved from these roots and bore the weight of increasingly politicized lyrics that addressed social and economic injustice. A major cultural force in the worldwide spread of reggae, this Jamaican-made film documented how the music became a voice for the poor and dispossessed. Its soundtrack was a celebration of the defiant human spirit that refuses to be suppressed. Rastafari Rastafarianism advocates equal rights and justice and draws on the mystical consciousness of kumina , an earlier Jamaican religious tradition that ritualized communication with ancestors.
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