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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...

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...

Kizomba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kizomba, from the Angolan Bantu language Kimbundu, denotes a set of music and dance styles produced in the countries of Lusophone Africa such as Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and Mozambique, and across...

Kuduro

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kuduro (pronounced ku-‘du-ru) is a genre of popular dance music from Luanda, the capital of Angola. It first emerged in the 1990s and has remained popular into the second decade of the twenty-first century. In the 1980s Angolan urban youth...

Rebita

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Rebita is a music and dance genre formed in the region of Luanda, Angola. Scholars (dos Santos 1999; Moorman 2008) date the origins of its choreographic style to the mid-eighteenth century within a process of local interpretation...

Semba

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Semba is an Angolan song and dance genre of the Luanda region. The word semba means ‘touch of bellies’ in the Kimbundu language, referring from at least the beginning of the twentieth century to a choreographic element of the Angolan music...

Angola

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 10,766,471 (2003) The Republic of Angola (República de Angola) is situated in southwest Africa. It has a fertile and dry coastal plain of 94 miles (150 km) with inland plateaus covered by tropical rain forests...

Cadence-Lypso

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The creation of the genre cadence-lypso is usually credited to the Dominican group ‘Exile One,’ led by singer Gordon Henderson, in the period 1973–4. Henderson defines cadence-lypso as a ‘synthesis of rhythmic patterns, Caribbean...