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Heavy Metal in Africa

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...While not often discussed outside North America and Europe, heavy metal has solidified itself into a global genre. The spread of the genre has come about organically as fans outside these two heavy metal epicenters have gravitated toward...

Gule Wa Mkulu

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term Gule wa mkulu refers to a traditional dance and its related music that have survived the imposition of colonialism, Christianity and Islam in Malawi to continue to provide the performative aspect of Chewa traditional culture...

Kalindula

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Zambia’s most famous and memorable style of popular urban music is kalindula, which flourished for just over a decade in the late 1970s to early 1990s. Kalindula was originally a rural music and dance from Luapula Province in the north...

Zamrock

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Zamrock emerged in Zambia in the jubilant atmosphere that followed independence (1964) in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The influences of Zamrock artists can be traced to the Merseybeat sound from Britain; rock ’n’ roll, funk...

Zambia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 10,462,436 (2004) Zambia is a large (290,387 sq miles; 743,390 sq km) and landlocked country in central southern Africa, bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Zimbabwe to the south, Angola...