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ragga

[rah-guh] /ˈrɑ gə/
noun
1.
a style of music combining elements of reggae and rap, with an electronic or repetitive track.
Also called dancehall.
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ragga

/ˈræɡə/
noun
1.
a dance-orientated style of reggae Also called ragamuffin
Word Origin
C20: shortened from ragamuffin
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Encyclopedia Article for ragga

dancehall music

style of Jamaican popular music that had its genesis in the political turbulence of the late 1970s and became Jamaica's dominant music in the 1980s and '90s. Central to dancehall is the deejay, who raps, or "toasts," over a prerecorded rhythm track (bass guitar and drums), or "dub."

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