"The Music Of The 1960's"
Ska music was originated in Jamaica in the 1960s.
It is a combination of Caribbean Mento, Calypso, Jazz and Rhythm and Blues.
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.
This genre of music is upbeat, Quick and exciting. It can be characterized with a drumbeat on the 2nd and 4th beats (4/4 times) and with the guitar hitting the 2nd , 3rd and 4th beats.
The arms are bent at the elbows, with hands balled into a fists, and punch outwards, alternating with the feet.
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