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Kidandali

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kidandali is a term used, sometimes disparagingly, sometimes with pride, to categorize pop music that is digitally mass-produced for mainstream Ugandan tastes. In Luganda language, a ‘kidandali’ (pl. ‘bidandali’) is a lowdown dance hall...

Brass Band Music in Benin

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Brass band music in Benin is a diverse genre. It includes local ensembles called fanfares that accompany ceremonies such as funerals, weddings and baptisms, as well as brass bands that record albums and tour abroad. The repertoire...

Fela Kuti

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...The Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, Afro-beat bandleader, and activist Fela Kuti brought the sound of radical African jazz to a global audience. He was born in Nigeria in 1938 to an upper middle-class, politically active family. His mother,...

Funkees

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...Despite a short career, the Afro-rock group the Funkees helped to establish a global audience for Nigerian music. The group was formed initially as an army band during the Nigerian Civil War (1967–1970), when Igbo nationalist interests...
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...Considered by Time Magazine to be “Africa’s premier diva,” the contribution of Angélique Kidjo to African pop music exists in an elite category. Born in the French colony of Dahomey, now Benin, in 1960, Kidjo was raised listening...

Afrobeat

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Afrobeat is a blend of highlife, jazz, funk and Yorùbá social dance music that emerged in the late 1960s through the musical experiments of Nigerian multi-instrumentalist bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (born Ransome-Kuti) and drum set...

Nigeria

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 120,047,000 (2002) The Federal Republic of Nigeria covers a land area of 355,770 sq miles (910,770 sq km). Cameroon and Chad border it on the east, Niger on the north, Benin on the west and the Gulf of Guinea...