Definition of ngoma in US English:

ngoma

noun

  • (in East Africa) a dance; a night of dancing and music.

    • ‘Björn Merker has noted that the Greek mousiké encompasses melody, dance, and poetry, while the Bantu ngoma covers drumming, singing, dancing and festivity and the Blackfoot saapup covers singing, dancing, and ceremony.’
    • ‘The ngoma is where traditional music is played, but it's no rock concert.’

Origin

Kiswahili, literally ‘drum, dance, music’.

Pronunciation

ngoma

/(ə)NGˈɡōmə/