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ska  audio  (skä) KEY 

NOUN:
Popular music originating in Jamaica in the 1960s, having elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, and calypso and marked by a fast tempo and a strongly accented offbeat.

ETYMOLOGY:
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


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