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Mangue

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The term mangue generally is used to refer to a musical scene that emerged in Recife, Pernambuco (located in northeastern Brazil), in the early 1990s and became popular for fusing local folk music and culture with global musical styles....

Fusión (in Venezuela)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Fusión and música de fusión are umbrella terms used in Venezuela to denote new compositions by popular music artists and groups who use elements from folk music without producing a recognizable traditional folk piece, and in which formal...

Baaba Maal

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...One of the most popular twenty-first-century Senegalese musicians, Baaba Maal brought the music of the Pulaar people to the international stage in the 2018 film Black Panther. Born in 1953 in what was then French West Africa, Maal...

Raï

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The term raï refers to a variety of musical expressions originating in western Algeria, first in rural areas as Bedouin folk music and, later, in the early decades of the twentieth century, as an urban genre of the coastal city...
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...Considered by Time Magazine to be “Africa’s premier diva,” the contribution of Angélique Kidjo to African pop music exists in an elite category. Born in the French colony of Dahomey, now Benin, in 1960, Kidjo was raised listening...

Fusion in Morocco

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Moroccan fusion bands mix musical elements from a variety of popular and traditional Moroccan genres with musical elements from transnational and international genres, such as rock, reggae, salsa, hip-hop and jazz. Fusion emerged...

Música Sertaneja

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Música sertaneja is a vocal duet-based genre that first emerged in Brazil in the 1930s as a result of the process of urbanization and modernization of the traditional rural musical genre called música caipira. The histories...

Neofolklore (Venezuela)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Venezuela, the term neofolklore indicates the use of traditional Venezuelan folk music by popular music artists or groups, in which the instruments and music procedures are different from those used in the original folk music...
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...Formed at the Baobab Club in Dakar, Senegal, Orchestre Baobab became one of the preeminent dance bands in West Africa during the 1970s. When the club opened in 1970, six members of the Star Band, the house band from the rival Miami Club...

Ontario (Francophone)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 500,000 (1999)Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, also boasts the largest French-speaking population outside neighboring Québec. Ontario’s 500,000 Francophones, 4.7 percent of the population, are mainly descendants...