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Kwasa Kwasa

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Lwanda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term ‘kwasa kwasa’ (or ‘kwassa kwassa’) originated in the later twentieth century in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo (known as Zaire from 1971 to 1997), where it denoted a music and dance that was part of the overall...

Ndombolo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ndombolo is widely used as a term for the generation of Congolese dance music that emerged in Kinshasa in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In fact, the word describes a dance, not a musical style, although non-Congolese music fans...

Palmwine Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...‘Palmwine’ music is a term used retrospectively to describe collectively various early twentieth-century West and Central African music styles that originated from a combination of local instruments with the portable ones of visiting...

Rumba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Before its association with a succession of commercial pop music styles, the term rumba referred to a neo-African traditional dance/music form in Cuba that has remained popular into the twenty-first century. Some of the musical roots...

Soukouss

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Congolese popular dance music has a long history within Africa and on both sides of the Atlantic. Generally referred to as ‘Congolese rumba,’ this quintessentially modern tradition is a source of national pride for the nearly 80 million...

Congo

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,206,000 (2002) The Republic of Congo is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) to the east and south, Gabon to the west, Cameroon to the northwest and the Central African...

Cadence-Lypso

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The creation of the genre cadence-lypso is usually credited to the Dominican group ‘Exile One,’ led by singer Gordon Henderson, in the period 1973–4. Henderson defines cadence-lypso as a ‘synthesis of rhythmic patterns, Caribbean...