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2023:Program/GLAM, Heritage, and Culture/G3UM3P-The AID Project Experience: Indigenous people, Creativity, Culture and Knowledge through the lens of endangered Igbo dances.

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Title: The AID Project Experience: Indigenous people, Creativity, Culture and Knowledge through the lens of endangered Igbo dances.


Euphemia Uwandu

Euphemia Uwandu is a Meta Organizer, Certified Trainer of the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom, and Member of the Regional Committees for WMF Fund for Middle East and Africa. She leads youth advocacy in the movement with diverse amazing Wikimedians who are carving a part for youth participation and engagement in the Wikimedia movement.

Emmanuel Obiajulu

Emmanuel Obiajulu is the team lead of the Wikimedia Nigeria Imo State Network. A passionate and dynamic fellow with keen interest on the preservation of cultural values and heritage. He is the Production/Logistics Manager of the Audio Visuals of Igbo Dances (AID) Project.


Am a project co-ordinator in the AID Project.

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Room: Room 324

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:05:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:25:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

This session shares the experiences from the Igbo dances Audio-visual documentation Project in Nigeria. It looks at some intriguing dances in the culture of the Igbos as the endangered cultural heritage of the Igbo people and the efforts to save the knowledge through the project.

Description[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 consideration of the theme of the conference, we will showcase some of the documentary videos of dances produced as part of the Igbo dances Audio-visual documentation Project in Nigeria, highlighting the diversity and different collaborations that played a role in the documentation and the potentials it holds for movement and Africa at large.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This session shares about cultural diversity as well as collaborations with different people and/or communities to save the body of knowledge.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Tick Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand