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Genre: wassoulou

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Parent Genre: World/Traditional

Wassoulou music is a genre that originated in Mali and is characterized by its use of traditional West African instruments such as the kora and the balafon. The music is known for its upbeat rhythms and powerful vocals, often addressing social and political issues. The genre gained popularity in the 1980s and has since influenced many contemporary African musicians.


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List of wassoulou artists

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

#namepopularityfollowers
1 52 259869
2 44 160275
3 26 26463
4 24 20671
5 24 14166
6 24 28631
7 21 10453
8 20 9970
9 38 6571
10 25 16258
11 30 4606
12 20 17189
13 17 6697
14 17 8791
15 16 6220
16 11 2557
17 11 5997
18 18 2929
19 10 6809
20 10 3911
21 4 2926
22 2 277
23 6 1134
24 6 3435
25 5 1953
26 3 1722
27 3 2126
28 9 1813
29 1 34
30 9 1479
31 8 1598
32 7 1800
33 5 2438
34 5 2177
35 5 2542
36 5 3851
37 4 859
38 4 1272
39 4 1722
40 4 1407
41 3 4189
42 3 1173
43 3 927
44 3 903
45 2 961
46 2 34
47 2 704
48 1 466
49 1 101

wassoulou playlist created by Chosic

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