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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...

Mauritania

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 2,830,000 (2002) The Republic of Mauritania is a sparsely populated country in northwest Africa. Two-thirds of its land area of 400,500 sq miles (1,025,220 sq km) is in the Sahara Desert and 75 percent of the population...

Niger

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 11,641,000 (2002) The Republic of Niger has borders to the north with Algeria and Libya, to the south with Nigeria and Benin, to the west with Burkina Faso and Mali, and to the east with Chad. The north of the country...

Jeliya

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Jeliya is the art of jelis, who are hereditary musicians, singers and oral historians from western Africa (Mali, Guinea, Senegambia and neighboring countries). Called griots by early French travelers to the region, jelis have developed one...

Guinea

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 8,381,000 (2002) The Republic of Guinea is a small country in northwest Africa, with a land area of 95,984 sq miles (245,720 sq km). ‘ Conakry’ is often used in parentheses after the name of the country...

Mali

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 11,626,219 (2003) The landlocked nation of Mali fills much of the interior of West Africa and borders seven other nations. Though its southernmost region is lightly forested, its northern region extends into the southern...

Senegal

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 10,580,307 (2003) The Republic of Senegal is located in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by Mauritania to the north, by Mali to the east, and by Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south...