2022:Submissions/Celebrating Africa through the cultural heritage of the Igbo tribe

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  • Language: English
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Euphemia Uwandu

Abstract[edit source]

The Igbo tribe is the second largest ethnic group in Nigeria primarily found in the southeastern part of Nigeria comprising Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra states. Igbo people are great lovers of music and considered one of the musically oriented people in Africa. Their musical activities are associated with every stage of one’s development in life. Hence, there are specific dances for children, adolescents, adults, women and even men, for each local government area and state, resulting in the existence of several dances in the region.
In the spirit of the Africa Day celebration at Wikimania, we will showcase some of the documentary videos of dances produced as part of the Igbo dances Audio-visual documentation Project in Nigeria.

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

1. Attendees will be made aware of the Igbo dances Audio-visual documentation Project in Nigeria.
2. The history, significance, performance, and costumes of some intriguing dances in the culture of the Igbos.
3. The cultural heritage of the Igbo people and the efforts to save the knowledge through the project.

Biography[edit source]

Euphemia Uwandu is the Project Co-coordinator for the project focused on the Audio-visual documentation of endangered Igbo dances in Nigeria. She is affiliated with Wikimedia Nigeria, Igbo Wikimedia Usergroup and Wikimedians for Sustainable Development.