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Sákárà

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Sákárà is a contemplative Islamic-influenced Yorùbá popular musical genre. The dominant stylistic characteristics of sákárà music include recitative/declamation, the drone-like melody of the gòjé (fiddle), instrumental preludes...

Western Nigeria

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 17,404,660 (2004) Western Nigeria comprises the Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The region is bounded on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east...

Ibadan

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,000,000 (2003) Ibadan is the capital of Western Nigeria and of Oyo State. It is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in tropical Africa with the exception of Lagos. It was established around 1830...

Nigeria

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 120,047,000 (2002) The Federal Republic of Nigeria covers a land area of 355,770 sq miles (910,770 sq km). Cameroon and Chad border it on the east, Niger on the north, Benin on the west and the Gulf of Guinea...