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Mbalax

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mbalax (pronounced ‘mm-bah-lakh’) is a distinctive ‘Senegambian’ (Senegalese and Gambian) genre of percussion-based dance music that arose shortly after Senegal gained independence from France in 1960. Named after a rhythm played...

The Gambia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 1,371,000 (2002) The Gambia is one of Africa’s smallest countries, with a land area of 4,000 sq miles (10,000 sq km). Situated on the far west of the continent’s Atlantic coast bulge, it follows the course of the Gambia...

Yenyengo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Yenyengo is a West African popular musical genre centered on the kora, a bridge harp or harp-lute played by Mande griots. With a repertoire of songs based on traditional tunes used by griots for the accompaniment of epics and praise songs...