Boomba music, also referred to as kapuka (due to the beat pattern; not to be confused with kapuka rap), is a form of hip pop music popular in Kenya. It incorporates hip hop, reggae and African traditional musical styles. The lyrics are in Swahili, Sheng or local dialects. It is associated with Ogopa DJ's and is believed to have originated in the late 1990s with artists such as Redsan, Bebe Cool and Chameleone. It went on to dominate East Africa (especially Kenya and Uganda) airwaves, especially after the release of Ogopa DJs' first album in 2001 which included artists such as the late E-Sir, Nameless, Mr. Lenny, Amani, Mr. Googz and Vinnie Banton amongst others.

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  • La Boomba Music appelé aussi Kapuka (à ne pas confondre avec le Kapuka rap) est un style lancé en 1990 par les DJ du label Ogopa, Redsan, Bebe Cool et Chameleone. Ce style qui intègre le hip hop, le reggae et diverses musiques africaines devient populaire au Kenya, en Tanzanie et en Ouganda. Les paroles sont en anglais, swahili, en Sheng (l’argot de Nairobi) et dans diverses langues locales. (fr)
  • Boomba music, also referred to as kapuka (due to the beat pattern; not to be confused with kapuka rap), is a form of hip pop music popular in Kenya. It incorporates hip hop, reggae and African traditional musical styles. The lyrics are in Swahili, Sheng or local dialects. It is associated with Ogopa DJ's and is believed to have originated in the late 1990s with artists such as Redsan, Bebe Cool and Chameleone. It went on to dominate East Africa (especially Kenya and Uganda) airwaves, especially after the release of Ogopa DJs' first album in 2001 which included artists such as the late E-Sir, Nameless, Mr. Lenny, Amani, Mr. Googz and Vinnie Banton amongst others. The over-saturation of this music style caused some to criticise the style including the artists K-South in their hit, "Kapuka This, Kapuka That." This also led to other styles such as genge music being formed by producer Clemo to diversify the market. Despite the critics the music continues to be very popular in Kenya although more so now in Uganda. Of late, "genge" has also come to refer more generally to boomba and "kapuka" music. (en)
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  • Riftsyde Flava, Kapuka rap
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  • La Boomba Music appelé aussi Kapuka (à ne pas confondre avec le Kapuka rap) est un style lancé en 1990 par les DJ du label Ogopa, Redsan, Bebe Cool et Chameleone. Ce style qui intègre le hip hop, le reggae et diverses musiques africaines devient populaire au Kenya, en Tanzanie et en Ouganda. Les paroles sont en anglais, swahili, en Sheng (l’argot de Nairobi) et dans diverses langues locales. (fr)
  • Boomba music, also referred to as kapuka (due to the beat pattern; not to be confused with kapuka rap), is a form of hip pop music popular in Kenya. It incorporates hip hop, reggae and African traditional musical styles. The lyrics are in Swahili, Sheng or local dialects. It is associated with Ogopa DJ's and is believed to have originated in the late 1990s with artists such as Redsan, Bebe Cool and Chameleone. It went on to dominate East Africa (especially Kenya and Uganda) airwaves, especially after the release of Ogopa DJs' first album in 2001 which included artists such as the late E-Sir, Nameless, Mr. Lenny, Amani, Mr. Googz and Vinnie Banton amongst others. (en)
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  • Boomba Music (fr)
  • Boomba music (en)
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  • Boomba music (en)
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