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Music in the Igbo community
Transcript of Music in the Igbo community
The musical instruments that were played were generally carved out of wood or hand crafted with metal.
In summary, the Igbo people have had very deep roots in the category of music where they saw a slight change from precolonial music to post colonial periods
Post colonial Music
In pre-colonial Nigeria music was played in a way to communicate knowledge and emotion if the people. This style of music was very traditional and involved many percussion instruments creating a very rhythmic style of music.
Our subject about the Igbo community is music pre and post the colonialism of the British establishment
Music in the
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The instruments that were played were the slit drums, or hollowed out tree trunks, the ogene, or gong, flutes, and etc.
Post colonial music in the Igbo community was transitioning from a more traditional percussive based rhythm to a more modern european fusion of jazz and the traditional back beat rhythms.
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