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Côte d’Ivoire

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 16,691,100 (2002) Côte d’Ivoire (Republic of the Ivory Coast) is located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. It has a land area of 124,219 sq miles (318,000 sq km). The northern region is granite plain...

Northern Nigeria

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

Continuum, 2016

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...The northern region of Nigeria contains some 19 of the 36 states that comprise the federal republic of Nigeria. These include Bauchi, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara. The main urban centers are Kano...

Zimbabwe

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 13,076,000 (2002) The republic of Zimbabwe shares borders with Mozambique to the east, South Africa to the south, Botswana to the west and Zambia to the north. Most of the country is a high-rolling plateau where...

Nigeria

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

Continuum, 2016

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... and popular dance acts such as Fela Kuti and BLO faced competition from a new wave of imported music. The country adapted in customary style in the 1980s with artists like Felix Lebarty, Chris Okoti, Christie Essien and Onyeka Onwenu...

Equatorial Guinea

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 438,000 (2002) The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is comprised of a coastal plain on the Gulf of Guinea and two offshore islands of volcanic origin, Pigalu and Bioco. The land area is 11,000 sq miles (28,050 sq km...

Mauritania

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 2,830,000 (2002) The Republic of Mauritania is a sparsely populated country in northwest Africa. Two-thirds of its land area of 400,500 sq miles (1,025,220 sq km) is in the Sahara Desert and 75 percent of the population...

Democratic Republic of Congo

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

Continuum, 2016

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... ‘The Changing Role of the Guitar in the Urban Music of Zaire .’ The World of Music 36 (2). Chris Stapleton...

—Celluloïd (France)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The Celluloïd label was established in Paris in 1979 by Gilbert Castro, and went on to become a leading French specialist in African music, selling – through its distribution wing Mélodie – to France’s African community and to the broader...