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Definitions of "Ska"


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Definition

Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s. It is characterized by a lively and upbeat rhythm, often featuring brass instruments, guitar, and drums. Ska played a significant role in the development of reggae and influenced subsequent music genres such as rocksteady and dancehall.


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Roots , Reggae , Bam Bam , Burning Spear ,



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