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What Is Skanking in Reggae?

Reggae Music Legend Jimmy Cliff

Reggae Music Legend Jimmy Cliff

What is Skanking in Reggae? This another one of those questions which have been repeating itself in our inbox lately.


When one thinks about the word skanking, the first thing that should jump out at you is dancing.

Skanking in Reggae music means dancing to the Reggae beats.

If you should take a listen to Roots Reggae artist Chronixx's Skankin' Sweet, it gives you the real definition of What is Skanking In Reggae means.



This form of dancing originated from in the late 1950s to early 1960s when Ska, Rocksteady and Ska Punk music was very prevalent in the Jamaican dance halls spaces.

Am pretty sure at some point you might have heard the term "Easy Skanking" or Bob Marley and The Wailers song with the same title right? and you are now wondering what "Easy Skanking mean".

Easy Skanking is dancing without any hassle, its like sitting down listening to some good Reggae music and just nodding your head.

Listen to Bob Marley and The Wailers' Easy Skanking below...



What is Skanking in Reggae - Dancing very slowly or easy without hassle.

How to Skank or Dance to Reggae Music

According to ti Wikihow - "Skanking is a two-step dance done mainly at ska, punk, and reggae concerts. Wild, personalized, and found in dance halls since the 1950s-- skanking is one of the easiest dance forms to pick up anywhere, anytime.

The basic motion resembles running in place, swinging your arms and elbows exaggeratedly along with your feet. No matter the tempo or your style, you can learn the basics of skanking with a few basic steps."

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Sep 12, 2020
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SHARING SOME REGGAE HISTORY WITH YOU ALL FROM RAS CARDO REGGAE ARCHIVES
by: SISTER GRACE

GREETINGS, I MUST SHARE THESE WITH YOU ALL.I ASK YOU TO CHECK THEM OUT FOR YOURSELVES. THIS IS TRUTH.
1. LOOK INTO YOU TUBE-RAS CARDO VIDEOS- AND FIND THESE TRUTHS. (1) JOE HIGGS-LEGENDARY GOD FATHER OF REGGAE SPEAKS THAT-RAS CARDO CREATED REGGAE IN TRENCH TOWN.(2) ROY-"THE ROBE " WILSON FROM ICONIC HIGGS AND WILSON DUO- DECLARES-RAS CARDO IS AN ORIGINAL TRENCH TOWN WAILER.(3) SEE -RAS CARDO SPEAKS TO JAMAICA ABOUT TRENCH TOWN AND REGGAE"-VIDEO.(4) SEE THE 1998 JAMAICA GLEANER ARTICLE DONE ON RAS CARDO REGGAE CREATION AND PUBLISHED 1998-TITLED-"I COINED REGGAE"-SCOTT.(5) RAS CARDO REVEALS HIS REGGAE COPYRIGHTS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD VIDEO.(6) RAS CARDO HONORS-" THE WAIING SOULS"- HIS TRENCH TOWN BRETHRENS, AND CHECK THEM OUT IN CALIFORNIA. THEY ARE STILL ALIVE.(7) SEE THE ICONIC JAMAICAN SHOW-"PROFILE" WHEN RAS CARDO SPEAK WITH-JAMAICAN JOURNALIST- IAN BOYNE-1998 JBC. SEE CVM TV JAMAICA WHEN RAS CARDO SPEAKS WITH THEM. THERE IS SO MUCH TO SHARE. MUCH RESPECT TO YOU ALL FOR BRINGING THESE TRUTHS TO THE PEOPLE.JAH BLESS.IAM SISTER GRACE FROM RAS CARDO ARCHIVES.

Sep 11, 2020
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REGGAE SKANKING BY RAS CARDO
by: GRACE

TO ALL CONCERNED. I SISTER GRACE HERE GIVE YOU ALL MORE INFORMATION ON RAS CARDO REGGAE SKANKING.
THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION IN COPYRIGHTS FALLS UNDER HIS NAME:-"RAS CARDO CORNERSTONE WORLD PROPHECY. REGGAE LEGENDS DANCE STEPS AND MUSIC" APRIL 2000 PERFORMING ARTS COPYRIGHTS ***REGGAE CHOREOGRAPHIC DANCE STEPS AND -REGGAE SKANKING- BY RICARDO SCOTT.
CHECK IT OUT AND SEE THE TRUTHS FROM WHAT RAS CARDO SHARES WITH THE WORLD.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT HE COMES FROM TRENCH TOWN AND WAS ONE WHO DID MANY MUSICAL REGGAE CREATIONS WITH BOB MARLEY AND THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE. SO MUCH STILL HAS NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC. RESPECT. I AM SISTER GRACE- THE KEEPER OF THE ARCHIVES.

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RAS CARDO HAD WRITTEN BOOKS AND COPYRIGHTED WORKS ON REGGAE SKANKING-ONE BEING WRITTEN IN APRIL 2000.
by: AnonymoSISTER GRACEus

I WOULD WISH THAT YOU FOLKS LOOK AT THE WORKS OF RAS CARDO REGGAE IN THE COPYRIGHTS OFFICE WHICH HE HAS DONE OVER THE YEARS. THERE YOU WILL SEE THE TRUTH I NOW INFORM YOU ALL ABOUT.
RAS CARDO COPYRIGHTED REGGAE, REGGAE SKANKING, AND SEVERAL THINGS RELATED TO AND CONNECTED TO HIS TRENCH TOWN REGGAE CREATION AND HIS MENTORING OF BOB MARLEY, AND MANY OF THOSE TRENCH TOWN SISTRENS AND BRETHRENS.LISTEN:- I ASK YOU TO FACT CHECK AND SEARCH THE COPYRIGHTED LISTINGS HE HAS IN THE USA COPYRIGHTS OFFICE.FOR REGGAE SKANKING HE HAS THIS ALSO LISTED UNDER:-"RICARDO(RAS CARDO SCOTT AS A REGGAE LEGEND, AND DANCER CREATES HIS REGGAE DANCE STEPS TO TEACH THE WORLD HOW TO DANCE REGGAE". KEEP IN MIND THAT HE ALSO MENTORED BOB MARLEY AND PETER TOSH AND HE IS STILL ALIVE WITH SEVERAL OF THE TRENCH TOWN PEOPLE.PLEASE CHECK IT OUT. HE ALSO HAS VIDEOS ON HOW TO SKANK.

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