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...Often described as one of the most popular singers in Africa, Youssou N’Dour played an important role in the popularization and secularization of Senegalese music in the late twentieth century. Born in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, in 1959...

Dakar

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,613,700 (2004) Dakar, Senegal’s capital and its largest city, is situated on the Cape Vert peninsula on the westernmost tip of the country. Along the Atlantic coastline, Dakar has numerous docks...

Baaba Maal

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...One of the most popular twenty-first-century Senegalese musicians, Baaba Maal brought the music of the Pulaar people to the international stage in the 2018 film Black Panther. Born in 1953 in what was then French West Africa, Maal...

Pachanga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The pachanga is a fast-paced Cuban dance music that first appeared in 1959 and soon after rode a brief wave of popularity in the dance halls of New York City’s Latin music scene. The pachanga was principally performed by charanga...
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...Formed at the Baobab Club in Dakar, Senegal, Orchestre Baobab became one of the preeminent dance bands in West Africa during the 1970s. When the club opened in 1970, six members of the Star Band, the house band from the rival Miami Club...

Senegal

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 10,580,307 (2003) The Republic of Senegal is located in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by Mauritania to the north, by Mali to the east, and by Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south....