If it wasn't for Miami, there wouldn't be ska.
This musical style was born in Jamaica during the 1950s from a mix of traditional Caribbean mento with American jazz and R&B.
But when Miami radio first started playing independent black music in the 1940s, Jamaica and the rest of the islands were listening too. On a clear night, our radio signals carried all across the Caribbean.
In the 1990s, ska came back to these shores, knocked boots with punk, and still lives here today. Here are Florida's ten best ska bands of all time.
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