Afrobeat

noun
Af·​ro·​beat | \ ˈa-frō-ˌbēt How to pronounce Afrobeat (audio) \

Definition of Afrobeat

: urban popular music originating in Nigeria in the late 1960s that emphasizes percussion rhythms and features elements of jazz and funk and lyrics which are often strongly political

First Known Use of Afrobeat

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Afrobeat

afro- + beat entry 2

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“Afrobeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afrobeat. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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