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Ghoemaliedjie

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The ghoemaliedjie (older spelling is ghommaliedjie, literally meaning ‘little drum song’) is a medley of ditties, composed spontaneously and accompanied by the ghoema (pronounced goomah) drum, which is performed at life-cycle celebrations...