Elders Dancing 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, elders are dancing as the group starts to play.
Nwankwo, Jude; Carter-Enyi, Aaron; and Attama, Augustine, "Elders Dancing by Orba Ikorodo Ensemble" (2019). ADEPt: University of Nigeria Nsukka. 9.