ragga

ragga

[rah-guh]
noun
a style of music combining elements of reggae and rap, with an electronic or repetitive track.
Also called dancehall.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ragga
Collins
World English Dictionary
ragga (ˈræɡə)
 
n
Also called: ragamuffin a dance-orientated style of reggae
 
[C20: shortened from ragamuffin]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

ragga

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."

Learn more about ragga with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature