The Wikipedia describes genres as the term for any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria.
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional Mento and calypso music, as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rock steady.
The music video of this song was actually done live while bob marley sang this song. In this we can see the single-shot of the artist whilst on stage and performing.
As it can be seen that the setting for this music video was done in a live situation without any special effects or such. There is a stage and an audience and everything is made live.
The long-hair or dreads are part of the Jamaican customs, they symbolizes equality and every Rastafarian has dreads.
They provide a more free and open feel to the music and the player of the music. Without the worries of what the world would think about them one can truly be happy.
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The song starts from telling what the song is about. Marijuana. All though banned in most areas of the world marijuana is thought of as the freedom drug which allows ones senses to enhance and give the feeling of creativity.
The next scene shows a group of 2 men smoking the herb out in the open. Symbolizing them being one with nature. This shows that Reggea music is not just about music its about the feeling of getting one with nature and your surroundings.
The video is shot out in the open on a mountain with nature all around. The song is about a plant and that’s what the music video shows. Nature and greenery all around.
No make up or any special effects were used. The artists are in their natural state with a hat and a shirt . That is all.
The first shot shows the artist in the open nature like and like the song name ‘love is my religion’ the artist implies that by his charector
The next scene shows a begger and a hippy’s wagon showing the culture of peace and equality.
The scene shows the artist on the beach in open nature like in most of the Reggae music videos.
The artist in the video is shown to wear clothes of the modern era. But, even though it is the modern era he has not forsaken his customs and still has the dreads that are important in the Rastafarian culture.
The song starts with poverty showing unjust social norms and customs. Which make the poor poorer and the rich richer.
The setting is in the city of the modern era and the scene shows how poverty has enhanced making nothing just for the poor.
No such make up is used the props and the clothes symbolize poverty and poorness of the character. But like all rastafarians the dreadlocks are present.