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  1. [music] A fusion of jazz and funk from Nigeria

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  1. 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.
  2. "Afrobeat" is a musical album of Fela Kuti.
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Google previewWest 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 ...

Google previewArts and Culture, Combined (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Afrobeat is a combination oftraditional Yoruba music, jazz, highlife , ...

Google previewArts and Culture, An Introduction to the Humanities, Combined Volume (2016)

Arts, Arts by CTI 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 ...

Google previewThe Music Sound (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

Afrobeat Back | Home | Up Afrobeat is a combination .

Google previewGendering Knowledge in Africa and the African Diaspora (2017)

Contesting History and Power by Toyin Falola, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso

Notes 1 Afrobeat is a style of music that fuses.

Google previewHip 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 ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Music History (2008)

by Michael Miller

Afrobeat is an up-tempo, highly energetic music, complete with complex poly- rhythms and copious amounts of improvisation. During the ...

Google previewStartup 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, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Nigeria (2009)

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, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes] (2008)

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 ...

Google previewBlumenfeld's Dictionary of Musical Theater (2010)

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; ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

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 ...

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