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Sokwe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Sokwe (sometimes written soukwé) is a form of music, dance and theater. In the Seychelles, it is part of a group of musical traditions of African origin along with tsinge songs and mutia. Some Africans arrived in the Seychelles as slaves...

The Seychelles

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 83,000 (2003) The Republic of the Seychelles consists of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, with a land area of approximately 175 sq miles (450 sq km). Most of the population lives on the islands of Mahé, Praslin and La...

Mutia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mutia (sometimes written as moutya or moutia) is a Creole musical form practiced in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar that was colonized by both the French and the British. Historically practiced...

Séga

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Séga is a modern form of Creole song common to the Creole islands of the Indian Ocean: Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues and the Seychelles. In Réunion, ‘Creole’ refers to people born in Réunion, whatever their origin or characteristic cultural...