Gumbe


Gumbe

:"Gumbe (also gumbay) can also refer to a drum, used in the music of Jamaica, Sierra Leone and French Guiana."

Gumbe is a style of music from Guinea-Bissau. Gumbe is a specific genre that is mostly influences by zouk music (music of the French Caribbean, though the same term also refers to any music of the country. True gumbe is a fusion of several Bissauan folk traditions. Gumbe is the genre most closely associated with Guinea-Bissauan music worldwide.

Gumbe is a primarily vocal and percussive music that has been associated with nationalist thought since colonial times.

References

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/world/reviews/manecascosta_paraiso.shtml BBC]


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