Mudcat Café message #390463 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30431   Message #390463
Posted By: mousethief
05-Feb-01 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: What's the diff btwn calypso and reggae?
Don't both these forms of music come from Jamaica? Are they really different musical traditions, or just different presentations of the same musical tradition to the "western" ear? What distinguishes calypso? What distinguishes reggae? And what does ska have to do with either, if anything?

Thanks in advance,
Alex

PS I looked in the supersearch and didn't find another thread about this.