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    UPCOMING ISA LECTURE SERIES ON APRIL 30 -- PRESENTATION BY Professor Biko Agozino

    'EBEZINA: EGU ONYINYA AGHA MMEGBU' (Weep No More: Songs of Survival)

    Nke Biko Agozino delu

    Mkpilikpi (Abstract):

    Okwu nkuzi nke a ga ege nti na egu (o bu egwu ka o bu egu, o bu ujo?) ndi Igbo tiputalu oge aluchalu agha na be anyi welu gosi na otutu na ime ha ha bu egu nkasi obi.

    Bido na nke Eddy Okwedi gulu na afo 1970, Happy Survival; jee na egu Stephen Osita Osadebe bu onye gulu Ebezina; Celestine Ukwu nke gulu Onye Achona Ibe Ya Okwu; nke umu Oriental Brothers si na Ozo Bu Iwe m; welu ruo na nke Oliver de Coque gulu na Onye Ije Anatago na nke Flavo kpolu I makwa Onye I Bu na nke Shidodo na nke Nwa Ghana ji egu ogene guo, na ndi ozo, okwu nkuzi m a ga egosi na ndi be anyi ma na anyi nyalu ya bu agha nke oma. Kedu ihe di iche na egu umu nwoke gulu na nke umu nwanyi di ka Nelly Uchendu, Theresa Onuora, Onyeka Onwuenu, Chinyere Udoma, ma o bu DJ Switch, gulu? Kedu ihe ndi egu na egosi mgbe ha na etokali ndi nwelu ego? Akwukwo okwu nkuzi m a ga atu alo ka ndi be anyi bido deputawa egu nke ga na agba anyi ume maka ndorondoro inwe onwe anyi na mmeli welu gawa na ihu. A si m o (asi gbafuo), ka anyi welu ohele nke a bido ikuzili umu akwukwo ka esi ede na ka esi agu ma ka esi etiputa na ka esi agba egu na asusu anyi na ulo akwukwo bido na otakala ruo na mahadum.

    This lecture will analyze the lyrics of some Igbo songs to see if the singers were communicating lessons of survival in the wake of the war that the people endured. Songs from mostly male singers will show that the Igbo should not continue mourning as Osadebe counseled even before the war. Are there differences between the lyrics of male and female artists? What message are the singers signifying by praising wealth and worship in Igbo Highlife Songs? The lecture makes a call for music and arts education to be part of the school curriculum to help our people to nurture even more talents while more recording studios should spring up to publish the composers.

    Date: Saturday, April 30

    Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

    10:00 AM Central

    4:00 PM Nigeria

    Zoom Registration!! https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdeqtrT0vGtEHV_Lps33ldvoeY3gmozVW

    Professor Biko Agozino - Ebezina

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