Reggae music has fought to be recognised as a truly global genre. An evolution of sound that took decades, reggae music has grown from an island invention to a worldwide culture.
Unfortunately, this propelling of reggae on to a global phenomenon has almost exclusively been celebrated as a sole-male achievement. To many of us, it is almost unthinkable to be asked of a female reggae artiste.
But the narrative must be challenged since female reggae musicians go back as far as the 1970s. We, therefore, made a list of seven of the world’s best female singers and songwriters of reggae, in no particular order.
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Apologies if some of your favourites do not make our list but it goes to show the plethora of female talents.