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


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



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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How to Cite

Nzewi, Meki. 1987. “Ese Music: Honours for the Dead: Status for the Sponsor”. African Music : Journal of the International Library of African Music 6 (4):90-107.