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Ska music on the radio

Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Ska music is characterized by its upbeat, fast tempo and distinctive "skank" guitar rhythm.

The most popular ska artists include The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Toots and the Maytals, The Specials, and Madness. These artists helped to popularize ska music in Jamaica and the UK during the 1960s and 1970s, and their music continues to be influential to this day.

In addition to traditional ska music, there are several subgenres that have emerged over the years, including two-tone ska, ska punk, and ska-core. Two-tone ska emerged in the UK during the late 1970s and early 1980s and was characterized by a blend of ska, punk rock, and reggae influences. The Specials and The Beat were two of the most popular two-tone ska bands. Ska punk and ska-core emerged in the US during the 1980s and 1990s and were characterized by a faster, more aggressive sound. Popular ska punk and ska-core bands include Rancid, Operation Ivy, and Less Than Jake.

There are several radio stations that specialize in playing ska music, including Ska Parade Radio, SKAspot Radio, and SKA Bob Radio. These stations feature a mix of classic ska tracks as well as new and emerging ska artists from around the world. Ska music continues to be a vibrant and popular genre that has influenced countless musicians across the globe.