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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.

  2. Nov 12, 2021 · The First Wave of ska music can be traced back to the 1960s during Jamaica’s declaration of independence from Great Britain. At this time, musicians were primarily interested in calypso, mento, and American R&B styles of music, as well as some American jazz.

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  4. Mar 26, 2019 · Such is the case with ska, a genre of Jamaican music which comes from mento and calypso music, combined with American jazz and R&B, which could be heard on Jamaican radio coming from high-powered stations in New Orleans and Miami. Ska became popular in the early 1960s.

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  6. The Three Periods of Ska Music. Ska music can be divided into three specific periods depending on its history. The 1960s. This is when the music first arrived on the scene. It came about as a result of the creation of new sound systems. Those responsible for this were Prince Buster, Clement Dodd, and Duke Reid. The 1970s: the Two-Tone Era. Some ...

  7. In early 1960s Ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica. (According to Wikipedia music historians divided the history of ska into 3 periods: 1. The Original Jamaicans Scene of the 1960s. 2. The English 2 tone ska revival of the late 1970s. 3. The Ska movement which started in the 1980s in the US and rose to Popularity in the 1990s.

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