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Author Augustyn, Heather, 1972-

Title Ska : the rhythm of liberation / Heather Augustyn.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.646 AUG    Available
Description xvi, 163 pages ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Tempo : a Scarecrow Press music series on rock, pop, and culture
Tempo (Lanham, Md.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-151) and index.
Contents Stoking the fire -- Music is my occupation -- Freedom sound -- Out of many, one people -- Winter of discontent -- British ska in a fractured nation -- East side beat -- Ska in the key of sunshine -- Ska boom and ska bust -- Ska all over the world.
Summary "Like other major music genres, ska reflects, reveals, and reacts to the genesis and migration from its Afro-Caribbean roots and colonial origins to the shores of England and back across the Atlantic to the United States. Without ska, there would be no reggae or Bob Marley, no British punk and pop blends, no American soundtrack to its various subcultures. In Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation, Heather Augustyn examines how ska 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"--Back cover.
Subject Ska (Music) -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780810884496 (cloth : alk. paper)
0810884496 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. 40022853240

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