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[mass noun] A style of African popular music originating in Kenya, characterized by a fusion of traditional Kenyan music and a lively arrangement of guitars, bass, and vocals.
- ‘In the cities, benga, a fusion of Western and Kenyan music, is popular.’
- ‘His rural home is in the middle of an area that has been a hotbed of musical activity for the specific type of benga played by the Luo people, a community based around the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenyas Nyanza Province.’
- ‘By the late '60s, guitar-based bands cranked out songs in an energetic new style called benga that thrived for two decades and survives today.’
1980s: from Luo.
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