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Fuji (Music)


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    • Fuji garbage (Music)
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 2001427832: Odeyemi, D. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, c2001(Fuji music, Fuji)
    • found: All music guide WWW site, Feb. 13, 2003(Fuji encompasses post-World War II western Nigerian percussion and vocal music; under Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister: fuji, an exciting, amplified dance music combining juju, apala, and traditional Yoruban blues that Barrister introduced in the late-'70s; named after Mt. Fuji, the Japanese mountain of love; style has been described as "juju without the guitars" and a "percussion conversation"; a "high speed assault by 12 wild percussionists"; Barrister renamed the musical style "Fuji garbage" in 2000)
    • found: Garland encyc. world mus.:v. 1, p. 484-485 (under Yoruba popular music: fújì: This genre, the most popular one in the early 1990s, grew out of ajísáàrì, music customarily performed before dawn during Ramadan by young men associated with neighborhood mosques. Fújì emerged as a genre and marketing label in the late 1960s, when former ajísáàrì singers Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and Ayinla Kollington were discharged from the Nigerian Army, made their first recordings, and began a periodically bitter rivalry. In the early 1970s, fújì succeeded àpàlà as the most popular genre among Yoruba Muslims, and has since gained a substantial Christian audience. Though fújì has to a large degree been secularized, it is still associated with Muslims, and record companies time the release of certain fújì recordings to coincide with holy days. Fújì music is an intensively syncretic style, incorporating aspects of Muslim recitations, Christian hymns, highlife classics, jùjú songs, Indian film-music themes, and American pop, within a rhythmic framework based on Yoruba social-dance drumming. To demonstrate knowledge of Yoruba tradition, fújì musicians also make use of folkloric idioms, like proverbs and praise names)
    • found: White, D. Dict. pop. mus. styles world(under Nigeria: fuji: major style of Nigerian music, rooted in Islam, with strong Arab influence and associated with Ramadan; were: Islamic music in Nigeria influential in "fuji" music)
    • notfound: Grovemusic.com WWW site, Feb. 13, 2003
  • LC Classification

    • ML3503.N6
  • Change Notes

    • 2003-03-20: new
    • 2003-03-20: revised
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