Reggae culture has stemmed from the music genre, reggae. Originally created in Jamaica, reggae has a strong link to Rastafari, an Afrocentric religion developed in Jamaica. Rastafari sees the musician as a tool for change, which is why reggae has strong news, social gossip, and political commentary. The genre has ska and rocksteady influence as well as jazz and rhythm and blues. While it did come from Jamaica, the reggae genre and culture have spread around the world.