Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Part 2 of Ékpè, Abakuá. Shared cultural traditions of Calabar and Cuba.

This is part two in the last of two interviews where Dr. (Chief) Miller talks with Mrs Offiong Ani Offiong about Ekpé traditions preserved in Cuba for over 200 years and the way in which these traditions have been faithfully preserved by Abakuá members from lodges in Havana and Matanzas. Dr. (Chief) Ivor Miller of the African Studies Center, Boston University is a Fulbright scholar in Calabar, Nigeria. Thanks for your support. We urge you to please subscribe to our blog as well as our podcast Cuba Calabar Radio where we are featuring a musical history of Abakua music from Arsenio Rodriguez, Septeto Nacional, Maria Teresa Vera and more.


  1. Thanks for posting the second part. Very interesting. I noticed that this gets cut off at the end. Was it almost at the end, or are missing a lot more interesting stuff?

  2. That is how I got the footage. I hope you saw the first part as well. Please subscribe for the latest updates.