juju
I. noun Etymology: of W. African origin; akin to the source of Hausa jùju fetish Date: 1894 1. a fetish, charm, or amulet of West African peoples 2. the magic attributed to or associated with jujus II. noun Etymology: Yoruba jújù Date: 1982 a style of West African music that is characterized by a rapid beat, the use of percussion instruments, and vocal harmonies

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  • Jùjú — El jùjú es un género de música nigeriana popular, nacida a partir de la percusión Yoruba tradicional y el género apala. Se desarrolló en los años 20 en clubs urbanos. Las primeras grabaciones de jùjú fueron de Tunde King y Ojoge Daniel. El apala …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Juju — A general feeling or vibe, usually negative (bad juju). Can be used in reference to karma, etc. I m getting some bad juju from that cop. I think he s going to arrest me. I m not surprised I broke my arm; I ve still got some bad juju from that… …   Dictionary of american slang

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