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Ska

Sound systems are the heartbeat at the centre of all meaningful Jamaican music. During the  last forty years, sound system culture has spread all over the world essentially unchanged.   They appear in a pure Jamaican form for the Notting Hill Carnival with systems such as       Aba Shanti-I and Good Times being huge crowd […]

Ska is the rollicking, raucous music that perfectly summed up the mood of the people as they approached Independence at the beginning of the 1960s and wanted to announce their        Jamaicanness with as much gusto as possible. Even without Independence, ska happening when it did isn’t surprising at all. Kingston’s sound system […]