Three different types: "Traditional", "2-Tone" and "3rd Wave". Traditional came about in the late 1950s as new dance music straight out of Jamaica. 2-Tone is named such because whites and blacks came together to form ska bands to spread unity in the 1970s. 3rd Wave is when ska hit America in the late 1980s, and added a bit of punk flair.

Also a very flexible style of music, incorporateable into other styles, which is why it's still around today and has such a large and diverse fan base.
Ska doesn't suck!
by MoonKnight November 24, 2002
Cool, awesome, amazing
dude, that's so ska!
by indubidably June 04, 2010
shortened form of sick as :)

say it sick as real fast..
it all makes sense
mann..that was skas!
Reply: your face is skas.
Your mum's face is skas! MILF! pwned.
by Hana_114 May 05, 2008
an abbreviation for being sketchy
"That guy is so ska."
by twinnn December 07, 2009
Music to skank too.
How To Skank:
1) Swing Your Arm from left to right to the beat of the music
2) Kick Your foot out (usually the foot of the opposite side of which your arms swing)
3) Always look down at your feet to make sure your doing it right!
4) Do for hours
I love to Skank at a show!
by Hadurg August 21, 2006
Personally, 3rd wave ska is the best. It's like punk music played by high school band geeks.

A good 3rd wave ska band is Reel Big Fish
"Did you go to the ska show last night?"

"Yeah, the trumpets were amazing"
by da.mosh_meister May 02, 2009
The musical choice of white American progressives.
She dances frenetically to ska to show her solidarity with the underserved, disenfranchised populations of the planet.
by ReggaeIsTooMainstreamForThem March 14, 2009

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