By the mid-20th century, Jamaican independence had come and Rastafarianism saw new levels of tolerance by the government, especially in the ghettos of Kingston. As society became more accepting, it opened the door for new expressions of Rastafarianism to appear. Enter reggae. Evolved from Calypso as a darker and more socially questioning style of music, Rastafarian practitioners quickly embraced it as a vehicle to express their beliefs to wider audiences. By the 1960’s, this new Jamaican gospel music had spread over the island and began inspiring a new generation of young Rastafarians to sing about their faith and embrace their African roots. One of these young singers was Bob Marley.
Bob Marley- Get Up, Stand Up