Maidens’ Dance by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble
Ikorodo, Music, Dance, Nigeria, Igbo, Hocket
Ikorodo is a traditional music ensemble accompanied by a maiden dance, popular among the Nsukka people of Enugu State, Nigeria. It is performed with a set of four horns (Isi opi, Akpoke, Akpanwunye, Mgbe) employing hocket technique and four percussive instruments (okpokolo – wooden slit drum, osha – rattles, alo – metal gong, igba – membrane drum). The instrumentalists are old men while the dancers are young maidens. This performance was recorded at an Igbo traditional wedding ceremony in Obukpa, Nsukka, on January 5, 2019. In this clip we see the entrance and start of the maidens’ dance, which is the centerpiece of Ikorodo performance practice
Nwankwo, Jude; Carter-Enyi, Aaron; and Attama, Augustine, "Maidens’ Dance by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble" (2019). ADEPt: University of Nigeria Nsukka. 10.