Reggae has been added to a list of international cultural treasures which the United Nations has deemed worthy of protecting and promoting.

The music, which grew out of Jamaica in the 1960s thanks to artists like Toots and the Maytals, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, was added to the collection due to its “intangible cultural heritage”.

According to BBC News, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Reggae is “cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual”.

It has “penetrated all corners of the world,” added a Jamaican spokesperson.



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