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Ma/Gaisa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The music genre ma/gaisa expresses united identity and cultural pride in the language and ethnicity of the Damara people of Namibia. ‘Ma/gaisa’ literally means ‘true traditional music’ and is based on Damara folklore modernized...

Oviritje

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Oviritje is a genre of music sung in Otjiherero, the language of the Herero people in Namibia. It is performed and danced to at social gatherings and concerts, and represents the cultural practices and pride of the Herero people...

Shambo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Shambo is a contemporary music based on the traditional culture, melodies and rhythms of the Aawambo people of north-central Namibia. Beginning in the 1960s–70s, Aawambo musicians started to introduce innovations into their traditional...

Uukorasa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term uukorasa (Oshindonga) or oukorasa (Oshikwanyama) originated in northern Namibia among Aawambo and Kavango people. Uukorasa (sing. okakorasa; the term was adapted from the English ‘choruses’) are multipart group songs performed...

Namibia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,819,000 (2002) The Republic of Namibia is located on the south-west coast of Africa, bordered to the east by Botswana, Angola to the north and South Africa to the south. It has a land area of 321,600 sq...