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Reggae on the Rocks is a musical festival that was initiated nearly a quarter of a century ago. Since its conception, the event has not failed to mesmerize audiences. The live performances by some of the most celebrated artists and the soothing ambience crafted at the venues has touched the hearts of millions. Not only has the event gained critical encomium but also those who had not listened to reggae music before have zealously applauded for it. As such, the musical extravaganza has played a significant role in promoting the unique music genre and the culture that it belongs to. It premiered in 1987 and has been reproduced annually since then. The twenty-fifth anniversary production is just around the corner. Considering how the very name of the festival is drenched in fame, Reggae on the Rocks tickets are most likely to run out as soon as Rastafarians or other fans of reggae get to know they are out.

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It was in the latter half of the 1960s that reggae was engendered and to date, it is deemed to have Jamaican origins. It is said to have been deeply influenced by other music genres such as rock steady and ska. Reggae rose to prominence primarily because the Rastafarians grew particularly fond of it and began identifying reggae music as an instrument of expressing their ideology. Consequently, socio-political issues such discrimination, black patriotism and anti-imperialism are prevalent in lyrics, because Rastafarians are descended from colored people who served as slaves in Africa. The reference to drugs in the lyrics is also attributed to Rastafarian influence since the movement established a link between drugs and spiritualism. However, it is often acknowledged that the mainstreaming of reggae as a music genre was due to the flair exhibited by Rastafarian musician "Bob Marley" and his band known as "The Wailers". So much so that in 1981, Marley was granted the "Jamaican Order of Merit" to honor his contribution in making Rastafarianism and reggae music a worldwide phenomenon. Marley was also granted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001, which was also cherished as an indirect recognition of reggae on a prestigious foreign platform.
 
Contemporary artists such as Burning Spear, The Meditations, Judge Roughneck, Yellow Dubmarine, Steel Pulse and Rebelution are all set to perform at the latest production of Reggae on the Rocks. The return of Burning Spear to the musical extravaganza after five years is expected to be the highlight of the show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The legendary singer, whose actual name is "Winston Rodney", has twelve Grammy Award nominations to his credit. To date, he has released twenty-eight studio albums, sixteen compilation albums as well as six live albums. He has performed at multiple concerts within Africa and even in countries such as USA and UK to showcase the culture he represents via reggae music. All this earned him the "Order of Distinction" by the government of Jamaica. Steel Pulse is a band formed in 1975 that has a slightly different background and therefore, has a distinct aspect in their records. The group originated in England in a district of Birmingham that was inhabited primarily by migrants. While "Ronald McQueen" is the bassist, "David Hinds" is the main vocalist. The lyrics heard in their songs are filled with discordant imagery that reeks of rebellion against the inequity prevalent in the world today. Although the band has managed to release eleven studio albums to date, "Handsworth Revolution" remains the most critically acclaimed one due its reputation as the pioneer of ‘British Reggae’, which is an offshoot of the original genre. Hence, Steel Pulse brings a unique approach to reggae on the table that expands the international appeal and target audience of the much awaited festival.
 
It has reached the status of one of the most anticipated shows of the year, especially for ardent reggae fans in Africa. The twenty-fifth year anniversary production is expected to attract a much larger pool of audience than in the past. Whether you are a rapturous fan anxious to bemuse yourself with some reggae tunes or simply an anthropologist eager to learn more about the Rastafarian culture, Reggae on the Rocks tickets are the key to your exhilaration.
 

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