Music Fun Facts:
This counting song is ska, but the tempo makes it feel more like reggae. Ska music comes from a blend of jazz, pop, and Caribbean music. It was the precursor of reggae. Chidlren might enjoy listening to other ska music, for example, music by The Skatalites. For reggae, you might listen to "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. Consider discussing the history of ska and the culture and geography of Jamaica. Ska is characterized by brass instruments, offbeat guitar chords, and and a walking bass line. It was developed in Jamaica and influenced by jazz and Calypso and African rhythms. Ska music comes from a blend of jazz, pop, and Caribbean music.