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ska

 (skä)
n.
Popular music originating in Jamaica in the 1960s, having elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, and calypso, a fast tempo, and a strong accent placed on the offbeat.

[From the phrase (Love) Ska(voovie), greeting used by Jamaican bassist Cluet Johnson, one of the early creators of ska, or imitative of the sound of a guitar in tandem with a rim click on a snare drum.]

ska

(skɑː)
n
(Pop Music) a type of West Indian pop music of the 1960s, accented on the second and fourth beats of a four-beat bar
[C20: origin unknown]

ska

(skɑ)

n.
Jamaican popular music that is a blend of folk music, calypso, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
[1960–65; of obscure orig.]
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When I was growing up, my parents played ska music in the house," he said.
SKA music fans are being urged to put a Saltburn date in their diaries.
Inspired by ska music and a UB40 rehearsal he overheard in Highgate when they were all starting off in the same late 1970s neighbourhood, Dave kept plugging away at the guitar, even though he never imagined he would be in a group.
SKA music will get a look in at this year's Fringe, with the 20-piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra arriving from Down Under to make their debut as part of a UK tour.
If you enjoy ska music, make your way to Old Nick's Pub on Monday for an eclectic evening of ska music.
My brothers would listen to the Eagles, Bob Dylan and Creedence Clearwater Revival while I was also into AC/DC, Sex Pistols, ska music and a lot of rock stuff like Black Sabbath.
He also thanks clubs and bars for playing Reggae and Ska music to the crowds.
The work has strong connotations to the racism of the time when ska music derived in Coventry and to my own dual black / Irish heritage.
Cai has loved listening to ska music since he was three and dressing in retro clothing.
In the late '70s, growing up in a low-income housing estate on the fringes of London, when he wasn't scuffling in the streets or listening to punk-infected ska music, Gavin Watson took pictures.
Mixing a bit of motor-mad enthusiasts with ska music, this festival will enable scooter fans to let their hair down with a bit of reggae and Northern Soul.