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Event Archive - Victoria Ska Festival Jamaican Rhythms Workshop by New York Ska/Reggae Stubborn Records legend King Django:

Fri. July 11th 2008 3pm - 4pm doors at 3pm Long & McQuade Music Education Centre (All Ages) 3pm - 4pm doors at 3pm
Free
Tickets at: Sign up at Long & McQuade Music Education Centre call 250-384-3620 for info)
Workshop participants will explore the elements of different styles of
Jamaican music, with New York's ska/reggae Stubborn Records legend King
Django on all the traditional instruments which make up a traditional ska or reggae band.

Questions that will be addressed include:

What IS ska, rocksteady, reggae (several different periods) music?

What other styles and rhythms inform the playing of these styles?

What are the rhythmic and melodic elements which define Jamaican music?

What are the roles of the different instruments?
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