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Ska Now and Then, a chat about Jamaican music before Ska

7 April 2017 Blogroll


Ska Now and Then with host Freddie Campbell and guests Taddy Mowatt and Keith Studdart will tell all about music in Jamaica before Ska and Reggae. Kumina and other rhythms,  brought to us by our African ancestors to big band music, the swing era of America. The question is, were the musicians of those times better than today’s musicians. With different political and social backgrounds, can they, should they be compared to each other.Ska bandleader Carlos MalcolmHe also composed uncredited music for the soundtrack of the first James Bond film, Dr. No (which was partly filmed in Jamaica), and formed his own group, the Afro-Jamaican Rhythms, whose music melded ska, African, Latin, and jazz rhythms


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