The Chinese Reggae Scene You Didn’t Know Existed
Believe it or not, China loves
. In fact, the music genre is a significant
for the country.
Originating in Jamaica in the late 1960s, reggae has a huge community in China’s southwestern
, especially among the
Wa ethnic group
With their innate
sense of rhythm
and predilection for
dancing and singing
, the Wa and other minorities have created a unique version of reggae, and use it to
express their identity and culture
In the pilot episode of RADII’s
INTO THE NIGHT
mini documentary series, we visit some Yunnan-based musicians to discuss the relationship between reggae, cultural identity, and the earth.
Click on the link below to watch it.