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Baikoko

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Baikoko is a dance and music genre that took Tanzania by storm in the 2010s. Its origins lie with the Digo ethnic group and an exclusive, women-only dance called ngoma ya ndani that was part of girls’ coming-of-age ceremonies. Baikoko...

Kidumbak

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kidumbak is a dance-centered Zanzibari wedding entertainment performed by small, loosely organized groups, usually consisting of a violin as the single melodic instrument, two vidumbak (plural; small clay drums) as the major...

Beni

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Beni is among the very first popular music genres that originated as a result of the slave trade, colonialism, Westernization, industrialization and urbanization in East Africa. It was popular along the coastal towns of East Africa...

Muziki Wa Dansi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Muziki wa dansi is Tanzania’s version of urban African dance band music. Typically performed in dance or social halls, it is a Swahili-language genre characterized by orchestras that feature electric guitars, a horn section and a host...

Taarab

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Taarab is the popular music of the Islamic Swahili people of the East African coast – encompassing the coasts of Tanzania and Kenya and the islands of Zanzibar. Originally a wedding music, it spread widely by way of records, cassettes...

Zenji Flava

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Zenji flava, also referred to as zenji fleva, from the English word ‘flavor,’ is a musical genre that emerged in the 1980s on the Isles of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania). Within the upsurge of bongo flava as popular Tanzanian music...

Mdundiko

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mdundiko is a ngoma (song/dance accompanied by drums) practiced in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and surrounding areas. Its height of popularity was in the 1970s and 1980s when it became a popular evening pastime for young people around the city;...

Bongo Flava

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Bongo flava is a heterogeneous music that developed in Tanzania after the end of the country’s socialist era in 1985. This development was facilitated by political change toward multiparty democracy, along with economic liberalization...

Muziki Wa Injili

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Muziki wa injili (lit. gospel music) is a popular church music genre in Tanzania. It was an extension of the local church music traditions, which had begun to develop in the late nineteenth century among Lutheran and Anglican branches...

Mchiriku

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mchiriku is a Dar es Salaam street music, popular mainly with the poorer sections of society in Tanzania. The genre features a tiny Casio keyboard amplified to distortion via megaphones and a host of Zaramo drums. Despite a lack...