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Nigerian musical instruments

W. Wilberforce C. Echezona

Nigerian musical instruments

a definitive catalogue

by W. Wilberforce C. Echezona

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Published by Apollo Publishers in E. Lansing, Mich., U.S.A. (P.O. Box 214, E. Lansing 48823) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria
    • Subjects:
    • Musical instruments -- Nigeria -- Catalogs and collections

    • Edition Notes

      StatementW. Wilberforce C. Echezona.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsML544 .E25
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 236 p. :
      Number of Pages236
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3790311M
      LC Control Number81068864

      The World Fact book. The appearance of the instrument resembles an ordinary guitar. Most of the productions use European instruments, film extracts and recorded. Hausa instrumental can be modern and traditional, depending on the celebration where it is performed. Omojola, B.

      The World Fact book. One of the most important external influences on Northern Nigerian traditional music came as a result of the contact between Islam and Christianity and Nigeria culture. Its function is quite different from the other two. Land and People. Conclusion The music of Nigeria includes many different types of Folk and popular music.

      Some musical instruments popular and very visible among the North Central Zone of Nigeria are: Gourd struck with rings on fingers among the Boze Wooden clappers used by the Tarok Tin can rattles. While exceptions do exist, these are few and largely found in purely vocal arrangements. The dominant sound of the Igbo flute echoing over various percussion is a very intense and earthy one. In the 18th and 19th centuries the inland areas of Angola were not directly accessible to Europeans. The Oja sound is very deep, very spiritual. This is much the same in other parts of south-eastern Nigeria, with the dance-influenced pattern of music classification also seen in the Ekombi music of the Efik people, the Ukwa war dance music and the recreational Mpok-eto music made popular recently by contemporary artiste Iyanya of the Ibibio people.


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Nigerian musical instruments book

It's a hollow wood covered on one end with animal skin. However, the common ethnomusicology of the varied peoples of southern Nigeria is as striking as its ethnic diversity. Igbo is known for the instrument the zither, 13th stringed called an obo.

Such patronage is usually provided by the emir, palace officials and chiefs who till today constitute the aristocrats, the feudal Lords in traditional Hausa northern society.

It's a simple communication drum that is used in Igbo land.

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It is common among the various ethnic groups of Nigeria. There were also musical forms, stylised to indigenous dances of the various peoples of southern Nigeria, which have acquired the form and stature of genres in the various areas.

Mbira It is a thumb piano, like a Kalimba. The only difference between Ikoro and Ekwe is the size. A contemporary study of Musical arts informed by African Indigenous knowledge systems.

Dances always go together with music, played from the musical instruments while the musicians are energetically but rhythmly and sonorously playing their harps, rattles and flutes the dancers, gaily dressed in their special colourful dresses or scanty costumes are at the same time vigorously and flexibly dancing in total unison.

However, bad news was also signalized by drumming Igba. Okike Igbo have a special instrument made from an elephant tusk. Many of these ethnic groups have their own instruments, songs and techniques.

It is only relatively recently that scholarly attention has focused on the various urban popular styles, reflecting a blend of local and foreign ingredients, that have emerged during the last 50 years or so.

Pellet bells and tubular bells with clappers were known by the 15th century. He traces the evolution of folk and ritual instruments to tools of entertainment and art, the rise of a professional class of singers and musicians, and the musical revolution that flowered during the Renaissance.

The original name of the flute is Oja. The drum has the shape of an hourglass and is often placed under the arm for the convenience of the game. Some also may be made of clay pots or rings may be used. Beginning in the 17th and 18th centuries, lamellaphones with iron keys, a prominent feature of ancient Zimbabwe and neighbouring kingdoms and chieftainships, spread from the Zambezi valley northward to the kingdoms of Kazembe and Lunda and to the Katangan and Angolan cultures.

In areas occupied by the Egun people bordering with the Republic of Benin can be found the giant Sato drum - a 6-foot tall, cylindrical drum played by groups of drummers and dancers in unison, according to ancient ritual. What is termed traditional music today is probably very different from African music in former times.There are several other musical instruments used for music in Nigeria, There are over a hundred different Nigerian instruments as different parts of the country deal on different instruments.

The Hausa use instruments like the talking drum, armpit drum, and ivory horn. Media in category "Musical instruments of Nigeria" The following 43 files are in this category, out of 43 total. A musical instrument from Northern sylvaindez.com × ; 90 KB.

Instruments are also used to signal information over long distances. Resources: "Africa-African Music." The New Book of Knowledge. Edition. Volume 1 "Africa-Music." World Book Encyclopedia. Edition. Volume 1 "Music-African Music." World Book Encyclopedia.

Edition. Volume Back to African Music Lesson Plan. The Evolution of Music in Nigeria. By Sierra Coppage. Nigeria is one of largest countries in Africa. The country of Nigeria has over ethnic groups.

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The largest ethnic groups are Hausa and Fulani in the north, the Yoruba in the southwest, and the Igbo in the southeast.

English is the official language but each ethnic group speaks its own. Jun 03,  · The common instrumental platform of West African music in general, of which southern Nigerian music is a part, is the rhythm. Rhythmic influence is at the heart of the music of this region, with the drum being the key instrumental driver of the traditional music of Southern Nigeria.

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