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Thread #30431   Message #390577
Posted By: Bernard
05-Feb-01 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the diff btwn calypso and reggae?
I always thought that the essence of Calypso was that it was 'current news' put to music in a tongue-in-cheek way, whereas reggae was commercial 'pop' music.

Reggae has a prominent melodic bass line, too...