Earthquake On Orange Street!

Optimistic and exciting, with a vigorous sound that was truly Caribbean, ska was first music of an independent Jamaica.

From Orange Street in downtown Kingston to the Trenchtown ghetto, Suggs of Madness goes in search of the music that changed his and others' lives.

But as those heady days of independence passed, and guns and rude boys began to appear on the streets, what became of the music?

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The Story Of Ska19991105

Optimistic and exciting, with a vigorous sound that was truly Caribbean, ska was first music of an independent Jamaica.

From Orange Street in downtown Kingston to the Trenchtown ghetto, Suggs of Madness goes in search of the music that changed his and others' lives.

But as those heady days of independence passed, and guns and rude boys began to appear on the streets, what became of the music?