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Music of Kenya from Smithsonian Folkways

As a cultural crossroads at the edge of the Indian Ocean, Kenya has taken musical influence from the Arabian Peninsula, other parts of Africa, Europe, and now the Americas. In conjunction with the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program Kenya: Mambo Poa, this playlist oscillates between tribal traditions in local dialects and Western pop-style music, concluding with a song about the African diaspora in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

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