#OKWUFEST 2018 (EVENT)

2018okwufest

On the 25th of August we will be hosting #OKWUFEST. The event encompasses Igbo culture and will feature a panel and audience discussion. It will also include, games, challenges, entertainment, refreshments, and an opportunity to connect and have fun with other young Igbo people.

Age: 16 – 30

Tickets sold out. There is a now a waiting list. Contact us for more information.

PURCHASE HERE: Eventbrite - OkwuID - Young Igbo Forum

 

Learn Igbo: Question Words (Who onye, what gini…etc)

VOCABULARY

Anyị ga-asụ asụsu Igbo – We’re going to speak Igbo

Aha m wụ/bụ Ugonna –  My name is Ugonna

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QUESTION WORDS

WHO – ONYE

WHAT – GỊNỊ

WHERE – EBEE / OLE EBEE

WHEN – KEMGBE / MGBE OLE

WHICH – KEDU NKE

HOW – KEDU

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Who – Onye

Onye were anụ n’ofe? – Who took the meat from the soup?

Onye bụ onye ahụ? – Who is that?

 

What – Gịnị

Gịnị ka ị n’eme – What are you doing?

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Culture: Igbo Instruments

Below is a list of common Igbo Instruments

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The ubo-aka is a “thumb piano” of the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. This instrument features a wood-burnt hardwood soundboard (with cut-out handholds) mounted on an incised, woodburnt gourd resonator. Instead of the traditional metal cuffs around each key, a metal chain is stretched across the key. One other distinctive fact about this remarkable instrument being that it was by definition, the oldest existing musical instrument in Nigeria, there being no evidence of any older specimens anywhere else in the country. (Sources: nairaland.com + musicinafrica.net)
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The IGBA (Cylinder-drum) is a piece of hollow wood covered at one end with animal hide held down tight with fasteners. The artist carries it over his shoulder with the help of a shoulder strap. The artist produces the sound by beating on the animal hide with his fingers or combination of one set of fingers and a special stick. The cylinder-drum accompanies dances, songs, religious and secular ceremonies, and its tunes have been known to gave special signals for good news as well as bad news. These drums often accompany many other instruments. Traditionally, the deeper shelled Igba are played with the hand, while the shorter drums are played with a curved stick. In an ensemble these drums often lead, and are used to “talk” by the talking drummers. To tune the drum, the player will use a strong object to whack the pegs around the drum in order to restore its best tone. (Source: nairaland.com)

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