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Jamaican R&B artists developed their nation's first indigenous music genre when they began to incorporate Jazz, African and Calypso rhythms into their songs in the late 1950s. The result was Ska, a fusion of Jamaican mento rhythms with R&B. In Ska, the drum comes in on the 2nd & 4th beats, while the guitar emphasizes the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th beats.