Ska Music "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.


"Studio One" is said to be the godfather of all recording labels in Jamaica. Started in the 1950's it was owned and operated by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd and is said to be responsible for the birth of Ska and Rock-steady. Skanking is the style of dancing that goes along with the music. This is really easy to do, the legs do "The running Man" , bending the knees and running in place to the beat.

The arms are bent at the elbows, with hands balled into a fists, and punch outwards, alternating with the feet.

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