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Kwasa Kwasa (in Malawi)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kwasa kwasa arrived in Malawi at a time of transition. Toward the end of the 1980s Malawians yearned for less restrictive governance after nearly 25 years of strict one-party rule under Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who had been declared...

Ahmet Kaya

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...As an artist of Kurdish descent performing in Turkey, Ahmet Kaya’s folk material wrestled with issues of peace and social justice. Born in 1957 in Turkey, Kaya was the last of five children and became interested in music at age six. Prior...

Kurdish Folk in Turkey

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...While Kurdish musical traditions have existed for centuries, the musical tradition that is here called Kurdish folk refers to a specific musical movement in Turkey that started in the 1990s. The roots of this genre can be traced back...

Kaba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The semi-professional groups of southern Albania known as saze have consolidated some formal instrumental structures, among which kaba occupies a special place. Kaba, which in Turkish means ‘thick,’ ‘coarse,’ ‘crude,’ also ‘dense...

Kafeʾi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This genre of largely un-Westernized Persian pop music is a more modern development in the evolution of moṭrebi music, according to Sasan Fatemi (2005). The term refers to the nightclubs (kafe) in the more traditional districts...

Kalattuut

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Kalattuut is the collective name for Greenlandic folk dances with European roots. The word ‘Kalattuut,’ the plural of ‘Kalattooq,’ means ‘something genuinely Greenlandic.’ Based on dances such as the polka, the schottisch and the reel...

Kaluyo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Kaluyo (Khaluyo, Caluyo) is a vocal and instrumental genre and traditional dance that is cultivated in the south-east of Bolivia (Vallegrande, Santa Cruz) and in various southern areas such as Sucre and Potosí. Until the 1970s kaluyo...

Kawina

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Kawina is a percussion-based style of recreational music associated with the Creoles of Suriname. Creoles are one of two Afro-Surinamese populations, distinguished from the Maroons, or ‘Bosnegers,’ in that the former are descended from...

Kazukuta

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kazukuta is a rhythm and dance style from Angola that is typically performed in Luanda’s Carnival. The rhythm became the foundation of the popular kazukuta genre that emerged in the 1940s as young musicians began to create music inspired...

Kidumbak

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kidumbak is a dance-centered Zanzibari wedding entertainment performed by small, loosely organized groups, usually consisting of a violin as the single melodic instrument, two vidumbak (plural; small clay drums) as the major...