I’m not really a fan of noontime show opening acts, but today’s opening number of eat bulaga amused me.
The seemingly tribute-to-reggae-music performance was one of the few entertaining acts on the noontime airwaves.
Eat Bulaga hosts like Michael V, Keempee, Jose and Gladys Guevarra transformed some OPM pop songs like Narda into reggae medleys.
The first spark of interest in reggae music occurred to me after watching 50 first dates. Yeah. Ok, the movie’s soundtrack was not at all pure reggae, but the summer, reggae grooves then pushed me to explore the reggae world.
I’ve loved Bob Marley, Big Mountain, Tropical Depression, Hemp Republic, JR Kilat and Island Joe since I’ve heard their music.
It was amazing to learn that Reggae music from the beginning was the voice for those oppressed due to the color of their skin, socially, politically and quite simply along racial lines.
Reggae for Justice!
Amidst the overwhelming hourly increase of oil prices, there is the emerging movement of reggae to entertain and influence the social and political psyche of the people (I hope so).
Let’s all be happy under the reggae moon!