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Definition of the noun Afrobeat
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- [music] A fusion of jazz and funk from Nigeria
- Afrobeat is a combination of traditional Nigerian and Ghanaian music, jazz, highlife, funk, and chanted vocals, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularised in Africa in the 1970s. Its main creator was the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who gave it its name, who used it to revolutionize musical structure as well as the political context in his native Nigeria. It was Kuti who coined the term "afrobeat" upon his return from a U.S. tour with his group Nigeria '70. Afrobeat features chants, call-and-response vocals, and complex, interacting rhythms.
- "Afrobeat" is a musical album of Fela Kuti.
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by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Afrobeat is a combination oftraditional Yoruba music, jazz, highlife, funk and chanted vocals, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularised in Africa in the 1970s. Its main creator was the Nigerian multiinstrumentalist and bandleader Fela ...
Arts, Arts by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Afrobeat: Afrobeat is a combination of traditional Yoruba music, jazz, highlife, funk and chanted vocals, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularised in Africa in the 1970s. Its main creator was the Nigerian multiinstrumentalist and ...
The Music Sound (2014)
by Nicolae Sfetcu
Afrobeat Back | Home | Up Afrobeat is a combination .
Hip Hop Africa (2012)
New African Music in a Globalizing World by Eric Charry
Afrobeat is a combination of funk, soul, and distinct African beats created by Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The emergence of this genre in the late 1960s marks a milestone in Nigerian music history. More than ever before, the enduring Egba tradition of ...
by Michael Miller
Afrobeat is an up-tempo, highly energetic music, complete with complex poly- rhythms and copious amounts of improvisation. During the ...
Startup Africa (2015)
A must-read guide for curious minds and anyone aiming to do business in Africa by Sami Leino
Afrobeat is a combination of Yoruba music, traditional, ...
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Afrobeat: Afrobeat is a combination of traditional Yoruba music, jazz, highlife, funk, and chanted vocals, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularised in Africa in the 1970s. Its main creator was the Nigerian multiinstrumentalist and ...
West Africa (2009)
by Anthony Ham
Afrobeat Co-created by the late, great Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Afrobeat is a hybrid of Nigerian highlife, Yoruba percussion, jazz, funk and soul. Fela, a singer, saxophonist and bandleader, and one of the most influential 20th-century African figures ...
Encyclopedia of the Yoruba (2016)
by Toyin Falola, Akintunde Akinyemi
déléjẹgẹdẹ mUsIc: aFrObeat Afrobeat, a genre of popular music that...
Afrobeat, which became a distinct genre in the mid-1970s, is defined by an organic synthesis of multicultural musical forms, notably, traditional ...
Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies
Afrobeat. See Anikulapo-Kuti, Fela (1938–1997). z. Afrocentricity. THE CONTEXT “Afrocentricity” is a term, popularized in a se- ries of books and articles by Molefi Kete Asante, that introduces both a critical theory and an intellectual practice ...
Opera, Operetta, Musical Comedy by Robert Blumenfeld
Innovative, unique “Afrobeat” dance-drama musical conceived and put together by the team of book writers Jim Lewis, who also supplied additional lyrics; Bill T. Jones, the show's choreographer-director; and producer-writer, Stephen Hendel; ...
by Toyin Falola, Ann Genova
AFROBEAT. A music style popularized by Olufela Anikulapo-Kuti in the music halls of Lagos. It is the fusion of jazz rhythms with African instruments and prose. The songs are typically over 10 minutes in length, with a driving, danceable beat, ...
by Steve Sullivan
Afrobeat evolved as “a fusion of indigenous Yoruba rhythms and declamatory chants, highlife, jazz, and the funky soul of James Brown.” In a sense, Fela took the hypnotic, powerfully percussive and razor-sharp sound of Brown's peerless band ...
Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)
An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
For example, Afrobeat inventor and Nigerian musician Fela AnikulapoKuti's style (1938–1997) was influenced by the Black nationalism message embedded in the grooves, horn arrangements, and compositional style of funk pioneer James ...
by Kari Juusela
Afrobeat. Musical style popularized in Nigeria in the 1970s featuring call and response, chanting, and complex polyrhythms. A mix of highlife, funk, jazz, and Yoruba music. AfroCuban. A musical style that developed in Cuba from a combination ...
by William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird
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