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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.]
References in classic literature ?
They saw Ska dive and rise again to continue his ominous circling and in these movements their woodcraft read that which, while obvious to Sheeta, would doubtless have meant nothing to you or me.
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.
The idea is a celebration of music _ just like when first-wave ska sounds hit, it was more about dancing, drinking and having fun.
SKA KELER: No, the Bulgarian government has not given me apologies.
Jerry Dammers and Sir Horace Gentleman (aka Horace Panter) both played with The Specials, whose hits like Ghost Town, Too Much Too Young, Rat Race and A Message To You Rudy put them at the forefront of the British ska scene.
That's possibly overselling the spectacle, however, as defending KHL champs SKA lead Ak Bars by 33 points in a table which sees three western teams ahead of the Snow Leopards.
In the Great Karoo, construction of the MeerKAT array--an SKA pathfinder observatory--is well underway.
One of Japan's biggest and most influential Ska bands, The Ska Flames, were launching their new album at Tower Records (yes these amazing record shops still exist in Japan) in the incredibly busy Shinjuku area of the city.
The Ska Vengers, from Delhi, are due to perform at Vamos Social, the colourful live music venue on Newcastle's Market Street (opposite the old police station).
They will express their love of the original ska sound, which was a precursor of Jamaica's rocksteady and reggae music, and which enjoyed a revival in the late 1970s in the UK thanks to the 2 Tone Records label - home to The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat and, for a brief time, Madness.
They will be joined by Huddersfield's ska poppers Wobbly Bob and Manchester's ska punk act D.