What does ska mean?

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  1. ska(Noun)

    A style of Jamaican dance music combining elements of Caribbean calypso and mento with American jazz and rhythm and blues.


  1. Ska

    Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat. In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British mods. Later it became popular with many skinheads. Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the 1960s; the English 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s; and the third wave ska movement, which started in the 1980s and rose to popularity in the US in the 1990s.

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  1. SKA

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  1. aks, ASK, Ask, ask


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ska in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ska in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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