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 (aaron.carterenyi@morehouse.edu) for access to other materials not yet in the archive. The archive will be updated regularly, so please check back for new materials.

Click on the links below to explore by culture. Entire collection is sorted by date below.

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Submissions from 2018

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Djembe Drum Carving in Accra Cultural Market, Kevin Booker and Aaron Carter-Enyi

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Ghana and the Trans-Atlantic Slavetrade, De-Valera Botchway and Aaron Carter-Enyi

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Du Bois Bust, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Igbadike Dance by Atlanta Igbo School, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Quintina Carter-Enyi, Queenette Ohaya, Trevon Hood, Devin Johnson, Cliff Miller, and Matthew Morris

McIntosh County Shouters, "Move, Daniel", Aaron Carter-Enyi, Trevon Hood, Devin Johnson, Brenton Jordan, and Cliff Miller

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Choreopoems: Augmenting Textuality with Movement, Aaron Carter-Enyi and Zari McFadden

Morehouse College Glee Club performs "Wel'Ọsọ Wel'Ije" by Laz Ekwueme, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Morrow, and Lazarus E. N. Ekwueme

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The Language Agenda in Post-Colonial African Music, Quintina Carter-Enyi

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Qongqothwane (Xhosa Wedding Song), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

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The Voices of Native Guard: From the Page to Performance, Corrie Claiborne, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Cliff Miller

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Pitch Polarity in Praise Singing and Hip-Hop: Evidence for an Underrepresented Poetic Feature, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina, and Nathaniel Condit-Schultz

Atilogwu Dance by Atlanta Igbo School, Trevon Hood, Matthew Morris, Cliff Miller, Devin Johnson, Quintina Carter-Enyi, and Aaron Carter-Enyi

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David Morrow on the importance of Morehouse, Devin Johnson, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and David Morrow

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Not Afro-Beat: The Hegemonic Possession of a Musical Genre, Odyke Nzewi, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Quintina Carter-Enyi, and David Oludaisi Aina

Submissions from 2017

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Melodic Language and Linguistic Melodies: Singing in Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi

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"Why women are smarter than men" by Gloria Barr Ford, Aaron Carter-Enyi and Corrie Claiborne

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Cynthia Hewitt on Queen Mothers of Ghana, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, and Cynthia Lucas Hewitt

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Natalie Daise reads De Nyew Testament, Luke 2:1-5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, and Natalie Daise

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Ron Daise reads De Nyew Testament, Luke 2:1-5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, and Ronald Daise

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Veronica Davis Gerald on Gullah Culture, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, and Veronica Davis Gerald

Duet from Moore and Kadogo's "Salt City", Aaron Carter-Enyi and Zari McFadden

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AUC Cypher: Justin Terrell AKA Twstid, Aaron Carter-Enyi and Justin Terrell

Nwányī n'ákw'ákwà: Ìgbò Tongue Twister, Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

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AUC Cypher: Nicholas Cummings AKA NaCl Confi, Nicholas Cummings and Aaron Carter-Enyi

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Uzee Brown and his Society of Choraliers, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Uzee Brown Jr.

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Aku Kadogo talks about "Salt City, A Techno-Choreo Poem", Zari McFadden, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Aku Kadogo

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Morehouse College Glee Club performs "Iya Mi" (My Mother) by Jude Nwankwo, David Morrow, Jude Nwankwo, and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Submissions from 2014

Muri’s Ewi (Iwi) Example 1, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Muri’s Ijala Example 2, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Ṣefiu Àlàó (Fújì praise singer) sings about Ìbíkúnlé Amósùn, Aaron Carter-Enyi and David Oludaisi Aina

Ṣefiu Àlàó (Fújì praise singer) talks about Ìbíkúnlé Amósùn (Interview), Aaron Carter-Enyi and David Oludaisi Aina

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

Ogene Praise Singers at Ekwueme Wake, Aaron Carter-Enyi and Quintina Carter-Enyi

Submissions from 2013

Dùndún ensemble in Ọ̀yọ̇ State, Nigeria, Aaron Carter-Enyi

University of Lagos (Unilag) Theatre Unit performs Traditional Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Yorùbá Hymns: "Igbagbo mi duro lori (Solid Rock)", Aaron Carter-Enyi

Yorùbá Hymns: "Wa sadura oro (Venice)", Aaron Carter-Enyi

Mayowa Adeyemo praises Eledumare, Aaron Carter-Enyi and Mayowa Adeyemo

David Àìná's "Ẹ Jẹ́ Ká Jọ Yọ̀" (Let Us All Rejoice), Aaron Carter-Enyi and David Oludaisi Aina

Mayowa Adeyemo praises Ogun (God of Iron), Aaron Carter-Enyi and David Oludaisi Aina

Peter King College of Music: "Catch Me If You Can", Aaron Carter-Enyi and David Oludaisi Aina

Mayowa Adeyemo praises Twins (Ẹjiré), Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina, and Mayowa Adeyemo

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Oriki Ogun (Praise of the God of Iron) by Mayowa Adeyemo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina, and Mayowa Adeyemo

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Ọ̀hà kèlé íké Jésù (Igbo Sacred Song), Aaron Carter-Enyi and Quintina Carter-Enyi

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Ọpé ̣mi kòyì tó, Aaron Carter-Enyi and Quintina Carter-Enyi

Kuria Poetry and Music Festival 2013: Ntimaru Ekegogo and Amatoonio, Aaron Carter-Enyi and Michael Derek Gideon

Bugumbe Troupe at the 2013 Kuria Poetry Festival, Part 1, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Bugumbe Troupe at the 2013 Kuria Poetry Festival, Part 2, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Bugumbe Troupe at the 2013 Kuria Poetry Festival, Part 3, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Bugumbe Troupe at the 2013 Kuria Poetry Festival, Part 4, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gichama's Troupe, Part 1, Entrance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gichama's Troupe, Part 2, Performance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gichama's Troupe, Part 3, Exit, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 1, Entrance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 2, First Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 3, Second Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 4, Third Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 5, Fourth Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 6, Fifth Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 7, Sixth Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 8, Seventh Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Gokeh-Araka Traditional Dancers, Part 9, Exit, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Guruguru's Troupe "Ntimaru Nyagetari", Part 6, Encore Entrance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Guruguru's Troupe "Ntimaru Nyagetari", Part 7, Encore Dance 1, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Guruguru's Troupe "Ntimaru Nyagetari", Part 8, Encore Dance 2, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Guruguru's Troupe "Ntimaru Nyagetari", Part 9, Encore Exit, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 1, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 10, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 11, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 12, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 13, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 2, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 3, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 4, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 6, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 7, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 8, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Ntimaru Musicians, Part 9, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Waisa Praise-Singing, Part 1, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Waisa Praise-Singing, Part 2, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Waisa Praise-Singing, Part 3, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Music of Kuria, Kenya and Tanzania: Waisa Praise-Singing, Part 4, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Nyabigaka of Banyabasi Clan, Part 1, Entrance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Nyabigaka of Banyabasi Clan, Part 2, First Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Nyabigaka of Banyabasi Clan, Part 3, Second Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Nyabigaka of Banyabasi Clan, Part 4, Third Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Nyabigaka of Banyabasi Clan, Part 5, Fourth Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Nyabigaka of Banyabasi Clan, Part 6, Fifth Dance, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Nyabigaka of Banyabasi Clan, Part 7, Exit, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Michael Derek Gideon, and Peter Muniko

Edima Eka! Imokom (Ave Maria in Efik Language), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Ekele Maria (Ave Maria in Central Igbo Language), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

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"Ekene Maria" by Nnamdi Azikiwe University Chapel Choir, Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Ewu ene Eyiza Oohe (Ave Maria in Igala Language), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Iya Mimo (Ave Maria in Yoruba Langauge), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Maria Noen Yesu (Ave Maria in Goemai Language), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Maria Non Huaren (Ave Maria in Edo Language), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Mha Tue Maria Nine Man (Ave Maria in Esan Language), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

N'erhumwun Nima Hia (Ave Maria in Bini Language), Quintina Carter-Enyi and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Abe O Iya Olugbala (Ave Maria in Yoruba Language), Quintina Carter-Enyi, Quintina Carter-Enyi, and Aaron Carter-Enyi