JOHANNESBURG - The UN has added reggae music to its list of international cultural treasures.
It says the genre is worthy of protection and promotion.
Jamaica applied for recognition of its musical tradition at a UN in Mauritius this year.
Unesco says the distinctive beat has furthered ‘international discourse on injustice’, while fans praise it for breaking down racial barriers.
Now, reggae is popular in most parts of the world, South Africa not-withstanding.