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Maringa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term maringa is used in various African countries to designate a type of dance and/or a musical genre that became a key foundational element of what would later develop into modern African popular musics. It played a role also...

Maringa (in Sierra Leone)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Sierra Leone, maringa is a style of popular music primarily performed for wedding entertainment in Creole culture. It is used at the residences of the wedded couples and to accompany the revelers as they dance along the street toward...

Maringa (in Equatorial Guinea)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...In Equatorial Guinea, maringa may be performed either as a song with accompaniment or purely as an instrumental. There are two distinct styles, which share the same rhythm and timeline. The first style is sung at the end of a ritual dance...

Sierra Leone

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 4,814,000 (2002) The Republic of Sierra Leone is situated on the West Coast of Africa. It comprises areas of tropical rain forest, a northern savanna-like region, a swampy coastal peninsula, and mountains occupying...