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Jun 2, 2021 · Punk influences traded back and forth from the U.S. to the U.K. just like R&B had between the U.S. and Jamaica. The political message of early ska resonated with like-minded American and English punks during their years living under the conservatism of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and ska-punk developed from there. One of the most notable bands early on was the incredibly short-lived but influential Operation Ivy from California's Bay Area.
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Dec 10, 2021 · A newer example of modern ska can be found with the band The Pirate Ska Rebellion, whose music is a melting pot of style in line with ska’s history as a fusion genre. In their video for the song “Sonic Anatomy”, they showcase their funky reggae roots and soulful horn melody with a song about that feeling of being born to love something or someone.
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. The Sound Ska music was made for dancing.
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Jun 7, 2021 · A Guide to Ska Music: History and Sounds of Ska Music. Written by MasterClass. Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 3 min read. Ska music serves as a bridge between 1960s Jamaican music, 1970s British dance music, and 1990s American punk music. It does this by fusing many musical influences to create a genre unique unto itself.