Thursday, September 10, 2009

Establishing a Covenant

A new covenant has been born of the scholarship of Dr. Ivor Miller and the music of Enyenison Enkama, in the open arms of Ekpé lodges in Calabar, Nigeria and the Mamfe region of Cameroon. 200 years of separation have been breached through the sounds of ekon, enkame, the pouring of libations and a fraternal embrace that spans the Atlantic. The CD release party for Enyenison Enkama’s landmark CD titled Ecobio Enyenison (Brother Africa) saw the Ireme and the Idem dancing together at Joe's Pub Saturday night amidst a crowd of smiling faces joyful in the sounds of Roman Diaz's deep drumming pulse and nyangue poetry, Pedro Martinez's daring riffs and soaring voice accompanying Angel Guerrero's epic enkames. Accompanying them was a pulsing, grooving band and Steve Turré’s singing shells weaving melodic through the grooves. Pure Ibiono. Thank you Joe's Pub and a very special thanks to Neyda Martinez Executive Producer for Habana|Harlem™.

-------Onel Mulet for N'dibo Yeve N'go

Photo Credit: Geoffrey Gibson Miller

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