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Zilizopendwa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Zilizopendwa is a Swahili term commonly used interchangeably with ‘golden oldies’ to describe songs recorded in Kenya since the 1980s based on idioms of early Kenyan popular music genres. The term literally means ‘those that were liked...

Zapateo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The zapateo is a form of competitive tap dance associated with the central coastal region of Peru, particularly the departments of Lima and Ica. Historical references to the zapateo in Peru date from the early part of the eighteenth...

Zwiefacher

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Zwiefacher is a folk dance from the southern part of Germany (Bavaria, Black Forest) and the northern areas of Austria and Alsace characterized by frequent changes in time signature in the accompanying music, requiring many different...

Zajal

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The word zajal (Arabic: ‘to sing out’) has two primary meanings. First, zajal refers to a classical strophic musico-poetic song type akin to the muwashshaḥ, with its roots in twelfth-century Andalusia. Originally...

Zoblazo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The popular music and dance genre zoblazo (zoe-blah-zoe) utilizes musical elements from ethnic groups rooted in the southern and eastern regions of Côte d’Ivoire (especially the Apollo [Appolo] or Nzema). The genre’s creator, Frederic...

Kizomba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kizomba, from the Angolan Bantu language Kimbundu, denotes a set of music and dance styles produced in the countries of Lusophone Africa such as Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and Mozambique, and across...

Palestine

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,300,000 (1997) According to international law, ‘Palestine’ is the whole of the territory west of the Jordan River handed to a British mandate by the League of Nations after World War I. This area comprises 2,470 sq...

Zenji Flava

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Zenji flava, also referred to as zenji fleva, from the English word ‘flavor,’ is a musical genre that emerged in the 1980s on the Isles of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania). Within the upsurge of bongo flava as popular Tanzanian music...

Zār

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Zār is a word from the Amharic language. It refers to a community healing ritual including percussive music and dancing that originated in East Africa, the regions of south-eastern Sudan, Ethiopia and further south. It is believed...

Zenli

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Zenli (also known as zinli) is a funereal style of drumming, singing and dancing practiced in Republic of Benin. Zenli is characterized by the prominent use of the lead kpezin clay drum, which responds to the vocalist’s poetic and melodic...