To answer this we need to think about the different roots of punk in the UK and the US. In the US, the influence of ska was negligible and the roots of the first obviously punk bands, like The Ramones were clearly in 1950s rock and roll and r'n'b ...
Ska punk combines ska music with punk rock music. Ska-core is a subgenre of ska punk that blends ska with hardcore punk. Early ska punk combined both 2 Tone and ska with hardcore punk. Ska punk often features wind instruments, especially horns such as saxophones, trombones and trumpets, making the genre distinct from other forms of punk rock.
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Ska ( / skɑː /; Jamaican : [skjæ]) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. It combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Ska is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the off beat.
Mar 26, 2019 · Two-tone (or 2 Tone) ska is the second wave of ska music, created in England in the 1970s. In creating this genre, traditional ska was fused with the (then) brand new style of music known as punk rock. The name "2 Tone" refers to a record label that put out these records. The UK-based bands were often racially mixed, with black and white members.
Apr 17, 2018 · Two-Tone was a perfect mix of punk and ska, thus bringing together people of color and white skinheads once more. Skinhead fashion spread throughout both cultures, resulting in a revival of skinheads of color. Ironically, racist skins were happy to join in on the fun, attending the shows of black musicians and sieg heiling.
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