Title

Waiting for the In-Laws by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble

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Date Information

2019-01-05

Keywords

Ikorodo, Music, Dance, Nigeria, Igbo, Hocket

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190105_ENU_Ikorodo_WaitingForInLaws

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00:08:25

Abstract

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.

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Ikorodo Orba is located in Orba, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. The Chairman of the group is Augustine Attama (+2348064645093)

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