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Zikiri

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term zikiri is a phonetic alteration in the Bambara language of the Arabic word dhikr (invocation of the name of Allah), which refers to Islamic praise songs. The music genre zikiri was created in Mali in the early twenty-first century...