Apala (or Akpala) is a musical genre, originally derived from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is a percussion-based style that developed in the late 1930s, when it was used to wake worshippers after fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The rhythms of apala grew more complex over time, influenced by Cuban music and eventually became q...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apala
(from the article `African dance`) ...are required before an Igbo dance team is permitted by the elders to perform on a public occasion, a Yoruba dancer may develop new patterns within ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/86
Yoruba vocal and percussion music from Nigeria popularized by the late Haruna Ishola.
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