Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation

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    In Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation, Heather Augustyn examines how ska music first emerged in Jamaica as a fusion of popular, traditional, and even classical musical forms. As a genre, it was a connection to Africa, a means of expression and protest, and a respite from the struggles of colonization and grinding poverty. Ska would later travel with West Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom, where British youth embraced the music, blending it with punk and pop and working its origins as a music of protest and escape into their present lives. The fervor of the music matched the energy of the streets as racism, poverty, and violence ran rampant. But ska called for brotherhood and unity.

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    Number of Pages: 180
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780810884496
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    Listed in: Music reviews & criticism, Reggae
    Publisher: Scarecrow Press

    Books by Heather Augustyn

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