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Genre: benga

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Parent Genre: World/Traditional

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Benga is a Kenyan music genre that originated in the 1940s. It is characterized by fast-paced rhythms, intricate guitar melodies, and call-and-response vocals. The genre has evolved over the years, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, and rock. Benga music is often associated with traditional Luo music and is popular in Kenya and East Africa. Okello Max, Extra Golden, and Owiny Sigoma Band are all notable artists in the Benga genre.


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List of benga artists

Here is a list of benga artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the benga genre. You can find out what benga genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 39 28799
2 17 20431
3 16 8916
4 16 8026
5 20 20264
6 12 610
7 16 14143
8 12 2596
9 9 4446
10 24 12924
11 9 2696
12 20 6310
13 6 932
14 6 380
15 5 204
16 15 3816
17 17 7043
18 3 623
19 14 2438
20 11 5178
21 11 8536
22 10 71
23 9 2887
24 9 3402
25 8 5447
26 7 1482
27 6 140
28 6 2237
29 5 2209
30 4 1263
31 4 4543
32 4 1796
33 3 2864
34 3 4159
35 3 4022
36 2 611
37 2 1915
38 1 972
39 1 502

benga playlist created by Chosic

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