The genesis of urban music in Zaire

  • Kazadi Wa Mukuna Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Kent State University, Kent

Abstract

In Zaire, the installation of radio stations and recording industries gave rise to an urban musical expression which fed on traditional music for its content, and relied heavily on foreign musical instruments as a medium of interpretation. The organization of the newly created musical expression was governed by norms of aesthetics peculiar to the new urban centers.

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Published
1992-09-07
How to Cite
Wa Mukuna, K. “The Genesis of Urban Music in Zaire”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 7, no. 2, Sept. 1992, pp. 72-84, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v7i2.1945.