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Kwasa Kwasa (in Malawi)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kwasa kwasa arrived in Malawi at a time of transition. Toward the end of the 1980s Malawians yearned for less restrictive governance after nearly 25 years of strict one-party rule under Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who had been declared...

Reggae in Malawi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Malawi, reggae has been played since the 1960s and comes second only to gospel in popularity. There is, however, a large overlap because some Malawi gospel music uses reggae backing. Thus, reggae is a prevalent genre in both the secular...

Ngoma/Ingoma (in Malawi)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ngoma and ingoma are very similar and related dances associated with two branches of the Ngoni people of Malawi who are the descendants of the Zulu of South Africa. The genre was originally a war dance.The Ngoni arrived in Malawi...

Mbumba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mbumba is the name given to songs and dances performed by women at political rallies in Malawi since the late 1950s. The genre uses music and dance that is appropriated and adapted from traditional music, dance and orature. Mbumba music...

Jazz Band (Malawi)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term ‘jazz’ or ‘jazz band’ has been used to describe bands in Africa from the 1950s, since the days of Congolese bandleader Joseph Kabasele’s African Jazz and South African jazz bands. In Malawi, ‘jazz band’ is highly syncopated...

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...

Malipenga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Malipenga is a syncretic music and dance art form that arose out of the colonial encounter between Western military traditions and African dance culture in Malawi. It is a costumed group dance for men, using mainly drums, gourd trumpets...

Afroma

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The popular music of Malawi at the time of the country’s change from colonial rule to self-government in 1963 was largely acoustic, a carry-over from the guitar and banjo-based acoustic music of the 1950s and 1960s. Rumba, kwela, soul...

Gule Wa Mkulu

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term Gule wa mkulu refers to a traditional dance and its related music that have survived the imposition of colonialism, Christianity and Islam in Malawi to continue to provide the performative aspect of Chewa traditional culture...

Malawi

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 11,828,000 (2002) The Republic of Malawi (previously Nyasaland) is situated on the western bank of Lake Malawi, with Mozambique to the south, Zambia to the west, and Tanzania to the north. The country measures 540 miles...