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Kalattuut

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Kalattuut is the collective name for Greenlandic folk dances with European roots. The word ‘Kalattuut,’ the plural of ‘Kalattooq,’ means ‘something genuinely Greenlandic.’ Based on dances such as the polka, the schottisch and the reel...

Konkoma

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Konkoma (or konkomba) was the earliest and most widespread of a number of early twentieth-century music styles played by southern Ghanaian processional/marching groups that were influenced by late-nineteenth-century local adaha highlife...

Kwasa Kwasa (in Malawi)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kwasa kwasa arrived in Malawi at a time of transition. Toward the end of the 1980s Malawians yearned for less restrictive governance after nearly 25 years of strict one-party rule under Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who had been declared...

Kidumbak

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kidumbak is a dance-centered Zanzibari wedding entertainment performed by small, loosely organized groups, usually consisting of a violin as the single melodic instrument, two vidumbak (plural; small clay drums) as the major...

Kaba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The semi-professional groups of southern Albania known as saze have consolidated some formal instrumental structures, among which kaba occupies a special place. Kaba, which in Turkish means ‘thick,’ ‘coarse,’ ‘crude,’ also ‘dense...

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...

Kpanlogo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kpanlogo (pronounced PAH-loh-goh) is a drum-dance created by Ghanaian youth in the 1960s that combines traditional Ga drum-dance with elements from contemporary Ghanaian and Western popular music. The genre may be viewed as part...

Ahmet Kaya

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...As an artist of Kurdish descent performing in Turkey, Ahmet Kaya’s folk material wrestled with issues of peace and social justice. Born in 1957 in Turkey, Kaya was the last of five children and became interested in music at age six. Prior...

Kullawada

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Kullawada (also cullahuada, cullawada, cullaguada, kullawa, cullahua) is a Bolivian musical form and street dance evoking the wool spinners of the Andes, especially those of communities situated in the Lake Titicaca region, where...

Kurdish Folk in Turkey

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...While Kurdish musical traditions have existed for centuries, the musical tradition that is here called Kurdish folk refers to a specific musical movement in Turkey that started in the 1990s. The roots of this genre can be traced back...