I would say reggae is the most internationalized style of popular music. It has captured the imagination of rhythm and song enthusiasts in the most remote lands and most densely populated spots of our world. The joy, uplifting and deep sounds of Jamaican music never fail to move those who like dance and the themes of resistance, sustenance, love and devotion that roots reggae inspires in many of us.Toronto has reggae. I remember back in the day, at an 888 Dupont studio sound clash I saw Supercat kill it on the mic. I remember Lion Heart Studios. Many artists have filmed videos and recorded albums in Toronto (Sean Paul among them). And with such a large Jamaican and Caribbean community in the GTA, many people in Toronto have a certain affinity towards the reggae sound . More than a few citizens from a greater demographic connect with the rhythms. College radio shows like Patrick Roots' Reggae Riddims on CIUT keep it alive and strong, and Chocolate's show Rebel Music and Ron Nelson's Reggaemania from the old CKLN educated thousands in their time. There is home grown talent all over the city. Among the finest is Friendlyness and the Human Rights, who will be featured at Uma Nota's next event at the Great Hall on Friday April 27th.We asked Friendly for his perspective on reggae in Toronto and our culture of music and events.