by Enoch Yuen
(Hong Kong)

Dancers under the mbaqanga music.

Dancers under the mbaqanga music.

Word Meaning — n. pl-s. A South African dance music.

"A style of South African music with rural Zulu roots that continues to influence musicians worldwide today. The style originated in the early 1960s." — Wiki

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Why I Think It's A Cool Word — It's the only word starting with MB- in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (4th Edition). Also, it has a combination of -QA- inside the word which is quite rare.

Hi there Enoch - A cool word indeed. And a cool pic to boot!

Just a small correction: MBIRA is another MB- word allowed in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. It also relates to African music - specifically, it is an African musical instrument.

If you're interested in other nice Q words allowed in Scrabble, you might like to check out my Q Without U page.

All the best,

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thx, Derek.
by: Enoch

Thx, Derek. My Scrabble Dictionary don't have MBIRA. Thx for your correction.

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