Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth spent some quality time together this past week!


The pair were seen grabbing coffee and some lunch together last week in Malibu, Calif. Later on in the weekend, Liam stepped out solo in Malibu to grab lunch by himself.   Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth spent their holiday break spreading peace, love and holiday cheer. On Thursday afternoon, the couple headed to San Diego to visit Rady Children’s Hospital.

The two had celebrated Christmas early with her family, including her parents Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, earlier this week. On Friday, they partied with Liam’s brother Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky.

Liam posted on his Instagram page a selfie of him and Miley wearing zany, red and green Christmas sweaters. Miley also sported a red and green light-up bow in her hair and a necklace of colorful lights.

“Happy birthday Jesus,” the actor wrote.

Brief history on the birth of Jamaican music ska, reggae and rock steady

Although strongly influenced by traditional mento music, , reggae owes its direct origins to the ska and rocksteady of 1960s Jamaica. Ska arose in Jamaican studios in the late 1950s.  Ska is characterized by a quarter note walking bass line, guitar and piano offbeats, and a drum pattern with cross-stick snare and bass drum on the backbeat and open hi-hat on the offbeats (with nothing on beats one and three). It is also notable for its jazz-influenced horn riffs.

Jamaica gained its independence in 1962, and ska became the music of choice for Jamaican youths seeking music that was their own. Ska also became popular among mods in Britain.  In the mid-1960s, ska’s frenetic beats began to slow down, and the horns were pushed to the background. The songs became more romantic, and a new genre, called rocksteady, was born.

The name was later solidified after the release of a single by Alton Ellis. There are many theories as to why Jamaican musicians slowed the ska tempo to create rocksteady; one is that the singer Hopeton Lewis was unable to sing his hit song “Take It Easy” at a ska tempo. Many rocksteady rhythms were later used as the basis of reggae recordings. The “double skank” guitar strokes on the offbeat were also part of the new reggae style.

stream reggae oldies for vintage parties. The golden era of reggae



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