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- n. A music genre from Cameroon, with a strong base rhythm and prominent horn section.
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Zangalewa, which was retailored into a makossa hit on the Cameroon-based group Golden Sounds in 1986.
The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team.
Numerous small dance troupes have created their own unique versions of koroso by incorporating dance steps of musicians like M.C. Hammer and Michael Jackson, or Congolese makossa star Awilo Logomba.
He named his song after the makossa, a Cameroonian dance, but he stretched the word out, played with it: "Ma-mako, ma-ma-ssa, mako-makossa."
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