Perhaps no other island evokes the essence of Caribbean flair and energy as Jamaica. The free spirited island lifestyle is evident everywhere, from rhythmic sounds of Reggae to the spontaneous games of soccer and cricket that appear on street corners in the small towns and villages that dot the picturesque landscape.----------The term reggae is sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, including ska, rocksteady and dub. The term is more specifically used to indicate a particular style that originated after the development of rocksteady. In this sense, reggae includes two sub-genres: roots reggae (the original reggae) and dancehall reggae, which originated in the late 1970s. Reggae is founded upon a rhythm style characterized by regular chops on the back beat, known as the skank. This rhythmic style is played by a rhythm guitar and a bass drum hitting on the third beat of each measure, known as the one drop. This beat is slower than that found in reggae'