Jamaïca knows music


Every island has its rhythm and its own particular score: Cuba has salsa, the West Indies have zouk,
La Réunion has maloya, Trinidad and Tobago have calypso, and Jamaica has reggae.

But this narrow Caribbean island can’t be reduced to one single groove.

Explored by Christopher Columbus in 1494 and colonized by the English 150 years later, never has such a small country been so dense with musical variety.

Burru, mento, ska, rocksteady, dub, dancehall: one genre overtook the other at breakneck speed.

Jamaïca, Jamaïca
Until 13 August 2017
Philarmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris 19 (01 44 84 44 84)

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