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Igbo Dance, Music, Art, and Food

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by Zach Crow on 5 March 2013

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Transcript of Igbo Dance, Music, Art, and Food

Kuns (Art) Igbo art dates back as far as 900AD and were made from leaded bronze and copper objects. A wide variety of masks are found among the Ibo. The masks, of wood and or fabric, are used in a many rituals or celebrations. (Igbo Information)
The Made speaking peoples of the same region made pieces from wood with broad, flat surfaces also arms shape like cylinders. In Central Africa, however, the main distinguishing characteristics included square shaped faces that are curved in and display patterns of diamonds and spots. (Igbo Information)
Most West African carvings are intertwined with religious thoughts and are often used for ceremonies African Dance By: Kevin Chacon The igbo people had dances for many things, like: wars, honoring the dead, rites of passage, political or social reasons, etc (Music and Dance)
Today however, these dances are mostly for tradition and social gatherings, like the Agbogho dance (Music and Dance) Dans (Dance) Igbo Kultuur
(Culture) Isaak Vasquez Zach Crow Logan Leake African Art West African developed things like bronze, to decorate kingdoms also for good natural royal heads from the Yoruba city of Life, in terracotta as good as metals, from every 12–14 centuries. Akan gold weights is a form of small metal parts produced over the period 1400–1900 some of them are thought to represent proverbs, contributing a element rare in African masks and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. (Igbo Information) The Made speaking peoples of the same region made pieces from wood with broad, flat surfaces also arms shape like cylinders. In Central Africa, however, the main distinguishing characteristics included square shaped faces that are curved in and display patterns of diamonds and spots. (Igbo Information)
Most West African carvings are intertwined with religious thoughts and are often used for ceremonies Igbo Dance Igbo Art Each african dance has one main purpose behind it, with a bunch of other small purposes
a spirit may inhabit a person or animal during a dance, mostly in rituals
Dead ancestors may visit the people during a ritual
Each individual or community are defined by their dances
Leaders may be required to show authority in a formal dance
Dances may be used to teach children
Dance can be used for therapy or healing
Many towns have dance clubs, which many people participate in
Dancing styles are based on the historical, environmental or social circumstances of the village or town African Dance Continued Masquerade dances are the most popular dances
They are mainly religious, and animal masks are common
Some african cultures don't allow women or children to view masquerade dances Musiek (Music) Instruments:
Flutes (oja)
Gongs:
Olu: large gong
Ogene: small gong
Drums:
Pot drum (udu)
Slit drum (ekwe)
Talking drum (nkwa, egwe, or egede) Igbo Music many types of drums were crafted
they are used in celebrations, funerals and war
instruments are all handmade
http://www.schlagwerk.de/produkte/udu-drums/udu-classics/bass-udur-das-original/#video American Dance Music is more common on ipods or mp3 players Voedsel (Food) Igbo people are the second largest group of living people in Nigeria
The main food in the igbo culture is the yam, which is used in almost all dishes
The yam was first grown in SE Asia, then was introduced to all Africans
The color and taste in yams differ between american and african yams
There is a day called the "new yam festival" which is when all yams are harvested. They try to eat yams in as many ways possible Sources "Google." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2013
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