Get Fundamental with Jamaica’s Jimmy Cliff

Jamaica is a musical powerhouse, generating genres like ska, dancehall and reggae that have influenced music internationally far out of proportion with its size. Our “Everything is a Drum” season focuses on rhythms and notes that reggae, in 4/4 time, loves the 2 and the 4. In this video of reggae legend Jimmy Cliff you’ll hear the 2 and 4 as the keyboard kicks in. That’s right…groove. Next week in our online class, something completely different: frantic rhythmic fun from Eastern Europe.