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Gumbe/Goombay (in Sierra Leone)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Sierra Leone, gumbe, maringa and Milo jazz are important genres of popular music in the Krio (Creole) culture. All three genres are used for social occasions in Krio life circle ceremonies. Gumbe music is primarily used to celebrate...
...The music of Sierra Leone’s Ebenezer Calendar served as an aural statement on the dynamics of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Born in Freetown in 1912, Calendar’s father came from Jamaica and influenced young Ebenezer with rhythm and song...

Discolypso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Discolypso was a blend of West African and Caribbean popular music that was aimed at young people who were attracted to the new dance-oriented disco music being played at discotheques during the 1970s. Like Western disco music, this West...

Gumbe/Goombay

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Gumbe or goombay (other variations: gumbay, gumbe, gumbeh, gombay, goombah) is a syncopated 4/4-time recreational drum-dance accompanied by songs sung in Patois and found in West and Central Africa. Originating in Jamaica, it was introduced...

Maringa (in Sierra Leone)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Sierra Leone, maringa is a style of popular music primarily performed for wedding entertainment in Creole culture. It is used at the residences of the wedded couples and to accompany the revelers as they dance along the street toward...

Aṣíkò

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term ‘aṣíkò’ describes a set of styles that emerged in West Africa in the twentieth century and were popular in several countries in the period from the 1930s to the 1960s. All varieties, whether Sierra Leonean, Nigerian or Cameroonian,...

Milo Jazz

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Milo jazz is a popular street music genre in Sierra Leone. It involves vigorous dancing and loud percussion instruments that are played with great intensity. Its emergence in the early 1970s highlighted the beginning of a novel kind...

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...

Sierra Leone

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,814,000 (2002) The Republic of Sierra Leone is situated on the West Coast of Africa. It comprises areas of tropical rain forest, a northern savanna-like region, a swampy coastal peninsula, and mountains occupying...