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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The music and dance genre mwomboko emerged in Kenya with the arrival of Western musical instruments such as the accordion and guitar (Mahugu 1990). The name ‘mwomboko’ comes from the Agikũyũ (Gikuyu, Kikuyu) word ‘kwomboko,’ which means...