The African Digital Ethnography Project (ADEPt) gathers data-rich ethnographies from across Africa and the African Diaspora. Our growing repository of video and audio documents what UNESCO calls intangible cultural heritage (ICH), including oral history, performance and ritual. ADEPt’s list of research sites includes locations in Africa, the Caribbean and North America and will continue to expand. Our focus for the 2017–18 academic year is communities accessible to student researchers in which our faculty researchers have long-standing experience and continued interest. This includes Afro-Cherokee and Gullah-Geechee communities as well as central neighborhoods of Atlanta. With the guidance and support of ADEPt’s core personnel, Atlanta University Center students and faculty collect new ethnographic data, interpret it and share analyses and content using technology-centered methods and platforms. A primary goal of the project is to engage Morehouse students, largely young Black men, in research that both addresses and transcends current events weighing heavily on our student body, taking them on new journeys of identity formation.

Contact Aaron Carter-Enyi ( for access to other materials not yet in the archive. The archive will be updated regularly, so please check back for new materials.


Submissions from 2014

How to play the Udu Pot Drum, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Ogene Praise Singers at Ekwueme Wake, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Submissions from 2013

Kuria Poetry and Music Festival, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Mayowa Adeyemo praises Ogun (God of Iron), Aaron Carter-Enyi

Submissions from 2011

Amadou Bamba Day Parade, Aaron Carter-Enyi