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高三阅读理解This week UNESCO added reggae (雷鬼)music to

时间:2019-03-13 22:34  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

This week, UNESCO added reggae (雷鬼)music to its list of international cultural treasures, whose aim is to teach about and protect many international cultural traditions.
 
Reggae music began in Jamaica and spread across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love. Born in the neighborhoods of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae songs were an expression of hard times and struggle. But its rhythmic sound and hopeful lyrics also made it an enjoyable music. Over time, the music traveled everywhere,from Britain and the United States to Latin America and Africa. In the 1960s, reggae gained popularity in Britain and parts of the U. S., where Jamaicans began moving after World War Two. Many of the world’s most famous reggae musicians began their careers in Britain. Its most famous songwriter and performer, the late Bob Marley, became an international star with songs like “No Woman, No Cry” and “Get Up,Stand Up”. Other well-loved reggae artists include Jimmy Cliff arid Toots and the Maytalls.
 
Reggae also influenced other styles of music there. In the 1970s and 1980s, the British punk rock music world welcomed reggae. Soon, punk musicians would be making reggae-influenced songs. British artists such as The Clash and The Police mixed reggae’s rhythms and sounds, as well as its political messages, into their music. This helped bring reggae to a wider audience. Today, musicians from a wide field of styles, such as pop, R&B and even jazz, continue to borrow from reggae.
 
UNESCO said in a statement that reggae remains unchanged as “ a vehicle of social commentary, a way of emotional release, and a means of praising God... and the music continues to provide a voice for all”. There are now more than 300 cultural treasures on UNESCO’s list. Along with reggae, the Paris-based agency added five other cultural traditions to its list this week. They include As-Samer, a traditional style of dancing and singing performed at weddings in many parts of Jordan.
32. The purpose of UNESCO adding reggae music to its list is to_.
 
A. promote the traditions of Jamaica B. preserve a specific form of music
 
C. encourage people to study music D. provide a voice for all the people
 
33. The underlined word “its” in paragraph 2 refers to__.
 
A. UNESCO’s B. Jamaica’s C. reggae music’s D. the world ’ s
 
34. What do we know about reggae music according to the text?
 
A. Reggae music came into existence in the 1970s.
 
B. Reggae music was originally a carrier of joy and hope.
 
C. Some of its elements were borrowed by other styles of music.
 
D. It is a traditional wedding music in many parts of the world.
 
35. What would be the best title for the passage?
 
A. The Tale of Reggae. B. More Cultural Traditions Listed.
 
C. Reggae Is in Need of Protection. D. Reggae Steps into Cultural Tradition List.


答案 32-35 BCCD

 

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