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is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and
was a precursor to rocksteady and reggae.
combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American
jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass
line, accented guitar or piano rhythms on the offbeat, and in
some cases, jazz-like horn riffs. In the early 1960s, ska was the
dominant musical genre of Jamaica, and it was also popular with
British mods. Many skinheads, in various decades, have also
enjoyed ska (along with reggae, rocksteady and other genres).
Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three
periods: the original Jamaican ska scene of the 1960s, the 2 Tone
ska revival that started in England in the late 1970s, and the
third wave ska movement, which started in the 1980s.
ska sound coincided with the celebratory feelings surrounding
Jamaica's independence from the UK in 1962; an event commemorated
by ska songs such as Derrick Morgan's "Forward March"
and The Skatalites' "Freedom Sound." Because the
newly-independent Jamaica didn't ratify the Berne Convention for
the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works until 1994
copyright was not an issue, which created a large number of cover
songs and reinterpretations. Jamaican musicians such as The
Skatalites often recorded instrumental ska versions of popular
American and British music, such as Beatles songs, Motown and
Atlantic soul hits, movie theme songs, or surf rock
instrumentals. Bob Marley's band The Wailers covered the Beatles'
"And I Love Her," and radically reinterpreted Bob
Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."
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