A style of dance music originating in Jamaica and derived from reggae, in which a DJ improvises lyrics over a sampled or electronic backing track.
More example sentences
- The trio's music is indeed firmly rooted in the rhythms of house music although it incorporates ragga, reggae, dance hall, rap and contemporary R&B.
- Yet, their early releases remained surprisingly conservative considering the angle adopted by the pair, sticking to hip-hop, ragga and dancehall a tad too closely for comfort.
- But the rest of the record is pretty good too, shifting wildly between bluesy rap, dancefloor ragga, punk guitar, dubbed-out ska and spacey ambience.
1990s: from ragamuffin, because of the style of clothing worn by its followers.
Definition of ragga in:
- The US English dictionary