How to Define Reggae


Above, from left: Major Daps, Ossie Dellimore, Ed Robinson, Qshan Deya (Photo: Caribbean Journal)

What is reggae? It’s a word that has a meaning simultaneously static and dynamic. To answer the question, Caribbean Journal talked to four major reggae artists from around the Caribbean at the Coalition to Preserve Reggae in Brooklyn, New York. We talked to Jamaica’s Major Daps and Ed Robinson and St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Ossie Dellimore and Qshan Deya. The moral of the story? As Ed Robinson sees it, defining reggae is simple: it’s real. See the video below for more, and follow CJ as we place the spotlight on each of these artists in the coming weeks.