Putumayo Reggae Playground
- Sold By: Happy Mango
- Categories MANGOTANGO, Putumayo Music, Toys
Reggae music is such a happy music and Putumayo made this joyous collection for kids and their families features a festive selection of tunes that reflect the crossover appeal and worldwide influence of reggae – a genre that is beloved all over the globe.
Reggae Playground presents renowned artists from reggae’s birthplace of Jamaica. Judy Mowatt, a former backing vocalist for Bob Marley and respected solo artist, invites listeners to get moving with her rousing “Let’s Dance.” The Jamaican reggae arrangement of the Burning Souls’ rendition of “Here Comes the Sun” demonstrate the adaptability of this infectious beat to almost any tune.
Other artists from diverse musical traditions who have adopted the reggae style and made it their own are also featured on Reggae Playground. For example, Johnny Dread, an artist of Cuban heritage who now lives in Miami, sings about “Rootsman Dread,” a colorful figure beloved by children. Jessica, from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, displays the popular blending of traditional sega music with reggae. Asheba,
an artist who hails from Trinidad and is known for his Caribbean songs
for young children, performs a “Happy Day.” The popularity of reggae in
places as diverse as the United States (Eric Bibb), Brazil (Kal dos Santos), and even Indonesia (Tony Q Rastafara) is also demonstrated here.