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Band (Uganda)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The use of the term ‘band’ in the context of Ugandan popular music is a convenience that accommodates a fusion of indigenous and foreign forms of popular music. Although the term refers to an identifiable sound, band is nonetheless...

Hip-Hop in Uganda

Joel Isabirye

Joel Isabirye

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John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hip-hop in Uganda, known as ‘Luga flow,’ owes its origins to US hip-hop’s influence upon the rest of the globe in the early 1990s. The term ‘Luga flow’ is a coinage that synthesizes two words: ‘Luga,’ which represents the local Luganda...

Kadongo-Kamu

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kadongo-kamu is a music genre that originated in the south central region of Uganda in the early 1950s. It is regarded as the country’s oldest genre of contemporary popular music. A product of the hybridization of traditional Buganda music...

Kampala

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,154,000 (1999) Kampala, capital of Uganda, is located along the highway linking Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Mombasa, the major port on the east coast of Kenya. Kampala’s strategic position...

Kidandali

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kidandali is a term used, sometimes disparagingly, sometimes with pride, to categorize pop music that is digitally mass-produced for mainstream Ugandan tastes. In Luganda language, a ‘kidandali’ (pl. ‘bidandali’) is a lowdown dance hall...

Uganda

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 24,780,000 (2002) Uganda is a landlocked country located in east Africa - west of Kenya, north of Tanzania and Lake Victoria, south of Sudan and east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC...