The Pioneering Scope of Ska

Air Date:
Heard On The Odyssey Series
Vinyl Album Cover, “Rude Boy Ska”, Label: Burning Sounds, 2020

Fused with American jazz and, rhythm and blues, and known for its walking bassline spiced with an off-the-beat rhythm, Ska, originating in Jamaica, served as a forerunner to the genres rocksteady and reggae featuring the combined components of the Caribbean styles mento and calypso.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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