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House Music in Southern Africa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...House music first developed in the underground club culture of Chicago in the 1980s. Associated initially with black and gay subcultures, it quickly spread to US cities such as New York and Detroit and then abroad to London. Beginning...

Umbholoho

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Umbholoho is a lively, secular genre of unaccompanied vocal music with step dance movements performed by male ensembles in Swaziland. Closely related to the South African Zulu genre isicathamiya, umbholoho is also referred to by the English...

Swaziland

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 948,000 (2002) The Kingdom of Swaziland is surrounded on three sides by South Africa and on its eastern border by Mozambique. It consists of three regions: the high, middle and low velt (plains). The main crops include...