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Merengue in Angola

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Angolan merengue is a localized interpretation of the Caribbean merengue that is popular in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Venezuela. Angolan merengue developed in the 1960s and 1970s during the later years of Portuguese colonial...

Kazukuta

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kazukuta is a rhythm and dance style from Angola that is typically performed in Luanda’s Carnival. The rhythm became the foundation of the popular kazukuta genre that emerged in the 1940s as young musicians began to create music inspired...