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Mozambique

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 18, 986,000 (2002) Mozambique is located on the coast of southeastern Africa, and has a land area of 306,285 sq miles (784,090 sq km). It has borders with Tanzania to the north and Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland...

Tufo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Tufo is one of the most popular musical song and dance styles of coastal communities in northern Mozambique. It is a soft, lyrical vocal music sung by groups of women and accompanied by four tuned frame drums. The interweaving rhythms...

Hip-Hop in Mozambique

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hip-hop has been popular in Mozambique since the 1980s. Initially imitating US and Portuguese hip-hop closely, it soon evolved into a proudly Mozambican genre in the 1990s, unique not only because of the often controversial lyrics which...

Makwayela

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Makwayela is a music and dance genre from the southern provinces of the Republic of Mozambique. Its presence has been documented from the early 1930s, when it was developed by the male population involved in the great Southern African labor...

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...

Marrabenta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ask Mozambicans from the South of Mozambique what is marrabenta and they might tell you that it is a dance, a rhythm and a musical genre from the 1960s and 1970s. They might also tell you that it is ‘a state of being,’ ‘the essence of what...

Pandza

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Pandza is one of Mozambique’s youngest popular music genres. It was born in the club scene of the early 2000s when DJs in the capital, Maputo, were looking for a Mozambican sound that would encourage people to dance. At a time when...