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Bango

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Bango music was created by Joseph Ngala (also known by his stage name as Mzee Bango, or Mzee Ngala) in the late 1980s on the east coast of Kenya. A mixture of Portuguese, Arabic, African and Swahili musical arts and cultures, the genre...

Omutibo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Omutibo is a popular music genre performed among the Luhya of western Kenya for entertainment purposes in celebrations, parties, restaurants and cultural festivals. It is lively and danceable and is laced with lyrics describing love affairs...

Litungu Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... music and literally mean ‘a good string’ in reference to appealing music that is performed on the litungu (Masasabi 2002, 14). The litungu is associated with the kamabeka dance (Wanyama 2008). Kamabeka means ‘shoulders’ in Lubukusu,...

Isukuti

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Isukuti (var. isikuti, sikuti, sukuti, sugudi and esukuti) is the name of a set of three drums of the Isukha people, a sub-tribe of the larger Luhya community in Kenya. It is also the name given to the dancing and singing that the drums...

Mwomboko

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The music and dance genre mwomboko emerged in Kenya with the arrival of Western musical instruments such as the accordion and guitar (Mahugu 1990). The name ‘mwomboko’ comes from the Agikũyũ (Gikuyu, Kikuyu) word ‘kwomboko,’ which means...

Rumba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Before its association with a succession of commercial pop music styles, the term rumba referred to a neo-African traditional dance/music form in Cuba that has remained popular into the twenty-first century. Some of the musical roots...