A-Z of Reggae – S – Shaggy

A-Z of Reggae – S – Shaggy

 

Today on the A-Z of Reggae Podcast on Newstyle Radio…

S – Shaggy

Riddim is the Jamaican Patois pronunciation of the English word “rhythm”. In reggae, dancehall, calypso, soca, and reggaeton parlance it refers to the instrumental accompaniment to a song. These genres consist of the riddim plus the “voicing” (vocal part) sung by the deejay. The resulting song structure is distinctive in many ways. A given riddim, if popular, may be used in dozens—or even hundreds—of songs, not only in recordings, but also in live performances.

 

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