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The origins of Ska

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Ska Music Jamaica created a combination of rhythm and blues, American jazz with a calypso overtone, lifted by a Caribbean tempo. Giving birth to the rock steady and reggae sound of late 1950's, now known as the Ska music genre. Duke Reid, Prince Buster and "Coxsone" Dodd, highlighted the off-beat rhythms over the walking bass line setting the foundation for Ska music. Launching Ska internationally in the early 1960's, this new and fresh genre became popular with the British Mods in the United Kingdom and the punk era. The Specials a popular London band, released their song " Ghost Town" in the heightened awareness of racism in the United Kingdom. With a slower reggae beat, highlighting the Ska genre to compliment the 2 Tone current music genre of the 1980's. Madness has been listed as one of the most memorable artists of this genre along with collaborating with many Ska musicians, supporting the rise of the working class and new ethnic minority building in the United Kingdom; it was a radical change in the history of music. Ska punk dominated the Unites States especially Orange County, California which had a contemporary pop influence on the original Ska genre. The Basque Country in Spain had a very strong following in the 1980's with "Kortatu" and "Potato" being known for Basque Radical Rock. Germany had a surge of Ska recording artists around that time following in their footsteps was the Latin American music scene blending Latin music with Ska rhythms. Sunshine Publications, A Division Of Isabella Rose Online w. www.isabellarose.online e. editor@sunbshinepublication.com