Definition of ska
: popular music of Jamaican origin that combines elements of traditional Caribbean rhythms and jazz
Recent Examples of ska from the Web
McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave., will feature the horns of Pawnshop playing live blues, rock, soul, ska and more starting at 7 p.m. Giant inflatables for children and food from a variety of local vendors will be for sale all evening.
Performances Summer Solstice Music Fest SAT Bluegrass, acoustic, ska and rock music, kids’ activities, food/drink vendors, supports horses and humans in need, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Cedarbrook Farm, 9812 215th Ave.
Summer Solstice Music Fest PLAN AHEAD Bluegrass, acoustic, ska and rock music, kids’ activities, food/drink vendors, supports horses and humans in need, 2-8 p.m. June 24, Cedarbrook Farm, Snohomish; $20-$50 (nwesc.org/).
Reel Big Fish: The Beer Run The ska band headlines a concert with the Expendables, the Queers and Tunnel Vision, sponsored by Jailbreak Brewing. 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd.
Wednesday, July 26: Hailing from Zimbabwe, Mokoomba is a 6-piece award-winning band that blends traditional Tonga and Luvale rhythms with dashes of funk, ska and soukous.
The Toasters is a New York band that's been making Jamaican-flavored ska since the early 1980s.
This iconic piece of third-wave ska memorabilia should be in a museum somewhere, along with any shred of dignity to be found from that whole scene.
Volbeat even dropped a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it bit of No Doubt into its set, which mined everything from ska and thrash to doom and Motown for inspiration, often within one song.
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Origin and Etymology of ska
perhaps alteration of 3scat
First Known Use: 1964See Words from the same year
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Definition of ska for English Language Learners
: a type of fast popular music that combines elements of traditional Caribbean rhythms and jazz
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