May 2015

Tropical Styles

In this month’s Techniques, we explore the summery sounds of reggae, ska, reggaeton, calypso, and bossa nova.

Listen to a playlist of audio samples illustrating the examples from the article:

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Watch these videos that serve as examples of reggae, ska, and calypso.

REGGAE
Bob Marley and the Wailers – “Three Little Birds”

SKA
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “The Impression That I Get”

CALYPSO
Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz – “Girl from Ipanema”