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Zoblazo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The popular music and dance genre zoblazo (zoe-blah-zoe) utilizes musical elements from ethnic groups rooted in the southern and eastern regions of Côte d’Ivoire (especially the Apollo [Appolo] or Nzema). The genre’s creator, Frederic...

Coupé Décalé

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Coupé décalé is a music and dance genre that was created by immigrants from Côte d’Ivoire in the cosmopolitan city of Paris, France, in the early twenty-first century but that gained its popularity in the immigrants’ home country...

Zouglou

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Zouglou (zoo-gloo), a popular urban music and dance genre blending highly syncopated traditional dance rhythms and vocals with modern electronic instrumentation, is considered by some scholars to be the premier music genre of Côte d’Ivoire,...

Reggae in sub-Saharan Africa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Jamaicans are predominantly of African descent, and most enslaved Africans who were transported to Jamaica between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries originated from regions of Central Africa (present-day Congo-Brazzaville...

Reggae in Côte d’Ivoire

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In no African country is reggae more prominent than in Côte d’Ivoire, where it is one of the most prevalent forms of popular music. Arguably the most significant reason that Ivorian musicians and fans have embraced reggae is its...

Côte d’Ivoire

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 16,691,100 (2002) Côte d’Ivoire (Republic of the Ivory Coast) is located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. It has a land area of 124,219 sq miles (318,000 sq km). The northern region is granite plain...