We discovered this genre of music actually by accident and was pleasantly surprised when we did some research into this music styling. Reggae has a long history as a music genre in Poland and there is also a strong Rastafarian influence on the music. Understandably most of the songs are sung in the native polish tongue and varies from traditional pop music to hard core socio political music
The more noteworthy bands include: Izrael, R.A.P. (Reggae Against Politics), Daab, Habakuk, Love Sen-C Music, Indios Bravos, Natural Dread Killaz and Vavamuffin.
Bob Marley's music is recognized and credited as introducing reggae to Poland together with a vibrant Rastafarian movement starting in the 1980s and Polish-language reggae has retained its popularity over the years, even to the extent that an all-Polish-language radio station in New York state is more likely to play reggae music than polka music
Here is another current Polish star, Indios Bravos with one called Pom Pom, we ask our Polish fans to translate, lol check the break down, ...niiice
The music is also celebrated in Poland's various music festivals and Reggaeland is one of the best Polish roots-reggae festivals. It is held in July each year and this year big stars such as Shaggy and Ken Boothe join the festival line-up.
The event has continued to feature oldest reggae genres along with cutting edge and dance hall acts direct from Jamaica
Here is a friend of the blog, Stephen Newland and the highly rated roots rocking Rootz Underground Band as they closed their jamming set at Reggaeland in December 2010....maaahd energy