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Heavy Metal in Botswana

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Botswana, as in many other countries in Africa and elsewhere, heavy metal does not constitute a single genre from a strictly musical perspective, but rather functions as an umbrella term embracing several specific subgenres of global...

Hip-Hop in Botswana

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hip-hop music began developing in Botswana during the late 1990s, following the emergence of breakdance crews in the preceding decade. Like its international counterparts, early hip-hop music in Botswana consisted of MCs reciting lyrics...

Kwasa Kwasa (in Botswana)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Botswana manifestation of the Congolese kwasa kwasa genre may be dated to the late 1990s, and the genre has continued to develop there over time. The term kwasa kwasa, in Botswana, is understood metaphorically by Setswana-speaking...

House Music in Southern Africa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...House music first developed in the underground club culture of Chicago in the 1980s. Associated initially with black and gay subcultures, it quickly spread to US cities such as New York and Detroit and then abroad to London. Beginning...

Botswana

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,573,267 (2003) The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa of some 220,000 sq miles (569,800 sq km), encircled by Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. Formerly the British protectorate...