The University of Nigeria was founded in 1960 with the Faculty of Arts, including the first Department of Music in Nigeria. The Department of Music boasts a number of student ensembles, including the African Instrumental Ensemble, Opera, Chorus, Dance-Drama, and Afro Pop Band. The Nsukka community is known for its indigenous music including the unique Ikorodo ensemble which is accompanied by the maidens’ dance. A partnership with the Africana Digital Ethnography Project (ADEPt), the University of Nigeria Digital Collection includes studio recordings from the Sam Chukwu Memorial Recording Studio (founded 2019) and field recordings by scholars of the University of Nigeria. Consistent with best practices, all raw data and edited audio and video clips are stored at the University of Nigeria. If the University of Nigeria establishes an institutional repository in the future, the recordings available here will also be uploaded to that site. For access to unedited field recordings for research purposes, please contact the Curator, Jude Nwankwo, University of Nigeria - Nsukka, jude.nwankwo@unn.edu.ng

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Submissions from 2019

Agboeze-Odo Traditional Igbo Marriage Ceremony: Egg-Carrying, Jude Nwankwo and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Agboeze-Odo Traditional Igbo Marriage Ceremony: Ribbon-Cutting, Jude Nwankwo and Aaron Carter-Enyi

“Ije nwayo” by Agbani-Nguru Ikorodo Ensemble, Jude Nwankwo and Aaron Carter-Enyi

Singing Priests of Nsukka – Rev. Fr. George Abah, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and George Abah

Singing Priests of Nsukka – Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Asogwa, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Emmanual Asogwa

Singing Priests of Nsukka – Rev. Fr. Uche Ugwueze, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Emmanuel Asogwa

“Egwu a yara ozo” by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Augustine Attama

Elders Dancing by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Augustine Attama

Maidens’ Dance by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Augustine Attama

Ribbon-Cutting by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Augustine Attama

Waiting for the In-Laws by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, and Augustine Attama

‘Sorom Too Chukwu’ by St. Theresa’s Nsukka Choir, Jude Nwankwo, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Jude Nnam, and Kachi Ukaegbu