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Makossa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Makossa is a dance music genre that emerged in the 1950s in the coastal regions of Cameroon, mainly in the country’s largest city, Douala. It gained wide popularity in the country and was marketed as the only distinctive ‘Cameroonian...

Bend Skin

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A style of music and dance involving complex percussive rhythms, bend skin (ben skin) is a genre of urban popular music that emerged in the late twentieth century from the oral traditions of the people of the Bamiléké plateau...

Bikutsi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Bikutsi (also written bikudsi) is a distinctive dance music genre that is connected to the ethnic groups of the Beti living in the southern parts of Cameroon. The genre is named after a dance movement involving stamping on the ground: ‘kut’...

Palmwine Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...‘Palmwine’ music is a term used retrospectively to describe collectively various early twentieth-century West and Central African music styles that originated from a combination of local instruments with the portable ones of visiting...
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...The Cameroonian writer, journalist, and songwriter Francis Bebey used his position to spread and enrich the traditions of his nation’s culture. Born in 1929, Bebey studied mathematics before focusing on broadcasting at the University...

Hip-Hop in Cameroon

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In the late 1980s and, especially, the early 1990s rapping and to a lesser extent DJing were adapted to the Cameroonian context. The main characteristic that defines the emerging genre of Cameroonian rap music is rhymed lyrics...

Cameroon

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 15,535,000 (2002) The Republic of Cameroon has borders with Nigeria in the west, Chad in the northeast, the Central African Republic in the east, the Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea...