Waiting for the In-Laws 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, the Ikorodo group is waiting for the “in-laws” to arrive so that they can present the dowry and be accepted by the bride’s family.
Nwankwo, Jude; Carter-Enyi, Aaron; and Attama, Augustine, "Waiting for the In-Laws by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble" (2019). ADEPt: University of Nigeria Nsukka. 11.