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 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2014

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

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

Muri’s Ijala Example 2, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Ogene Praise Singers at Ekwueme Wake, 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

Submissions from 2013

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

Kuria Poetry and Music Festival, Aaron Carter-Enyi

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

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

Submissions from 2011

Amadou Bamba Day Parade, Aaron Carter-Enyi