The term reggae
, in a proper sense, only covers
the period in Jamaican music from 1969 to 1979 (or 1985 depending on opinion).
in today's vernacular, the term
has come to refer
to all Jamaican music from the development
of ska in the early 1960s up until today.
It also refers to music played in the Jamaican reggae
styles elsewhere in the world.
Sub-genres and related genres include: Ska, Early or Skinhead Reggae
, Roots Reggae
, Dub, Nyabinghi Reggae
, Lover's Rock, Dancehall, Rumble, Ragga, and Rocksteady.