Ese music: honours for the dead: status for the sponsor

  • Meki Nzewi Department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Anambra State

Abstract

The Igbo society is a distinct culture area in the political entity called Nigeria. Nigeria, population estimated at over 88 millions, is a country populated by over 248 distinct linguistic-cultural groups. A fast modernising nation naturally endowed with mineral (predominantly oil) wealth, and now practising a presidential system of modern government (since October 1979) after 13 years of military rule, Nigeria is a nation where modern technology and value systems operate in apposition with traditional belief systems.

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Published
1987-07-21
How to Cite
Nzewi, M. “Ese Music: Honours for the Dead: Status for the Sponsor”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 6, no. 4, July 1987, pp. 90-7, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v6i4.1262.