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Ska (pronounced /ˈskɑː/, Jamaican

Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the 1960s (First Wave), the English 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s (Second Wave) and the third wave ska movement, which started in the 1980s (Third Wave) and rose to popularity in the US in the 1990s.

There are different theories about the origins of the word ska. Ernest Ranglin claimed that the term was coined by musicians to refer to the "skat! skat! skat!" scratching guitar strum.

Ernest Ranglin described the difference between the R&B and the ska beat is that the former goes "chink-ka" and the latter goes "ka-chink".

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  • Bim Skala Bim ushers in second life for ska
    In the ’90s, forming a ska band was easy. Maybe a little too easy. Copies of “Sublime” and “Tragic Kingdom” seemed to wait like mints on freshman dorm pillows. Try putting together a ska outfit in the early ’80s. As Bim Skala Bim discovered, there weren’t many Boston cats hip to the genius of the upbeat. Read more on this news related to 'Ska'
  • Ashanti Region to host SKA Concept X’mas Fun Park 2014
    The SKA X’mas Fun Park – an annual social corporate activity organized by SKA Concept, who makes Christmas a merry making one for people living in deprived areas, is ready to take off in Subrisu – Ashanti region this year. Read more on this news related to 'Ska'
  • Ernest Ranglin: Tiny Desk Concert
    Watch a talented, charming guitar legend make magic as his band Avila holds down the beat. At 82, Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz sounds he's been perfecting for more than half a century. Read more on this news related to 'Ska'

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