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...As a prominent interpreter of Guinean folk music, Bembeya Jazz National combined Afropop with its nation’s musical culture to produce one of the continent’s most popular sounds. Following Guinean independence in 1958, bands were encouraged...

Guinea

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8,381,000 (2002) The Republic of Guinea is a small country in northwest Africa, with a land area of 95,984 sq miles (245,720 sq km). ‘ Conakry’ is often used in parentheses after the name of the country...