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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.]
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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]
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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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It was an hour later that Sheeta, the panther, hunting, chanced to glance upward into the blue sky where his attention was attracted by Ska, the vulture, circling slowly above the bush a mile away and downwind.
The hunting cat guessed that on the ground beneath Ska was some living thing of flesh--either a beast feeding upon its kill or a dying animal that Ska did not yet dare attack.
The circling Ska suggested that this Tarmangani might be helpless and upon the point of dying, else Ska would not have been interested in him, and so easy prey for Sheeta.
However, SKA's position could be in jeopardy this year as relatively inexperienced head coach Alexei Kudashov takes over a team lacking its top two centres and first-choice goaltender from last season.
The council is working with SKA Property to create a high end 140-bed student accommodation to be named Renaissance Works.
SKA: If I have caused that kind of a loss to the country than I should be arrested.
He passionately spoke about Put3ska's resurfacing, saying it's more than just a comeback, but also a tribute to ska itself.
The antennas of the SKA will be physically located in Australia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.
Pocket Billiards are a 9-piece band from Belfast that fuse ska, reggae and dub with punk rock and heavy riffs, creating an energetic and powerful sound.
As CNET reports, the SKA will include more than 132,000 low-frequency antennas in Australia and hundreds of dishes in South Africa, creating a total area of 1 square kilometre.
A news release from the ministry states that the two-day meeting, which started on October 16 and ends October 17 will review progress against three joint flagship projects namely the African SKA, the African VLBI Network, and the Big Data Africa initiative through which the African SKA is preparing itself for the implementation of SKA Phase 2.
Led by frontman Sam Thornton, this fantastic nine-piece band will play all the ska hits fromThe Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff,Toots and the Maytals and Prince Buster through to Bad Manners, Madness and the Specials.