Ska!

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Music and Movies

 

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Joan M

 

Date added:

February 7, 2014

 

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University

 

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A

 

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Horns, guitars, organs, drums, emanating from smoke-filled clubs and bar rooms, fill you ears with a lush sound. This is the sound of ska. Ska is an old Jamaican form of music that blossomed when Jamaica won its independence from England in 1962. At this time, a man named Clement Dodd decided to create a uniquely Jamaican danceable sound...
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Ska is a potpourri of different musical styles; and draws influence from many countries. It takes swing, jazz, big band, soul, and rhythm and blues from the U.S., and couples it with calypso, ya-ya, and mento (a form of calypso) from the islands to create the Jamaican ska. The sound of ska is unique to Jamaica and is the original "music of Jamaica...
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