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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...

Mbalax

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mbalax (pronounced ‘mm-bah-lakh’) is a distinctive ‘Senegambian’ (Senegalese and Gambian) genre of percussion-based dance music that arose shortly after Senegal gained independence from France in 1960. Named after a rhythm played...

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....