Music is sometimes called the universal language, since it is something that is constant across all cultures. Though we all may have our favorite genre or song, it is important to be educated about as many different kinds of music as possible in order to understand more about different cultures, as the music of a culture can be extremely telling. Though music has been around for hundreds of years, new genres and styles are being developed still today. The genre of ska music is a relatively new genre, having been developed in the 1960s. One of the most under researched genres of music, ska music was, and still is, an outlet for bringing important issues to light through song.