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South America, Central America and the Caribbean: Jamaica

Ska

"To the casual listener, 'ska' may appear to be nothing more than some form of speedy and spirited reggae. This is not entirely inaccurate. Ska is actually the pop-based precursor to reggae." – Dale Turner

"Ska is the father of rock-steady. Grandfather of reggae music." - The Skatalites (Ska, Ska, Ska)

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Independent state within the Commonwealth (2005 est. pop. 2,732,000), 4,232 sq mi (10,962 sq km), coextensive with the island of Jamaica, West Indies, S of Cuba and W of Haiti. Jamaica is the largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba and Hispaniola. The capital and largest city is Kingston.

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