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Amakwaya

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Amakwaya (pronounced ‘ah-mah-kwah-yah’) refers to the tradition and performance practice of choirs in South Africa that emerged from the mission schools in the nineteenth century. As a syncretic art form, amakwaya has roots in hymnody...