Reggae is the heart of the island of Jamaica and has shaped its culture, religion, dress and language. From its beginnings in traditional African folk songs, to its metamorphosis into a vehicle for messages of Rastafarianism and social and political protest, reggae is truly a music of the people. Influencing the sounds of artists world-wide, it captures the universal desire for peace, change and a better world. This is a funky, accessible and comprehensive history of a people and their music geared directly towards adolescents. With many b/w photos. Ages 10-14.