Date: January 12, 2019
Ikorodo is a traditional music Group 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 the home of chairman, group in Agbani-Nguru, Nsukka, on January 12, 2019. This is the beginning of performance where the group processes to the outdoor performance area. One dancer is chanting the phrase “Ije nwayo”, which means “Walk gently” in the Nsukka dialect, Igbo language.
00:00 Musicians are shown
00:12 Dancers are seen processing
00:40 Dancers pass the musicians
02:00 Dancers arrive in performance ground
Agbani-Nguru, Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria
Ikorodo, Music, Dance, Nigeria, Igbo, Hocket