The area of creating local style worship songs and using local art forms for worship is sometimes referred to as ‘ethnodoxology’. For more information see: World of Worship – a network for culturally appropriate Christian Worship
I worked with different churches in Senegal and the Gambia to facilitate the composition of new worship songs in local styles and languages. Some examples of these songs can be found on Youtube and some can also be heard on Soundcloud.
Here is an example of one Jola worship song from a workshop with the Evangelical Churches of Ziguinchor in Senegal.
Examples of ethnodoxology work by others:
Abbaye Keur Moussa – here we see Gregorian chant style music fused with local Kora harp-like instrument.