Local Book Release: ‘In Defense of Ska’ by Aaron Carnes

Do you like ska? More importantly, would you admit to liking ska? Ska, a music with a delightfully checkered past, started Jamaica in the 1950s, moved across the pond to the UK for the 2-Tone revival, and then enjoyed some commercial success in the late 1980s and 1990s. Everyone I knew in the 90s owned a Clueless soundtrack purely for track 10: "Where'd You Go" by The Mighty Mighty BossToneS. Though ska had a slow-burn rise to widespread popularity, its exit was quick...and brutal. In recent years, ska has been the butt of many jokes, and this brilliant art form [...]

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