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Ndiche Umunakara: The music and dance of warriors

Deep down the remote past, Nkaramoche inherited the eight slit drums (called ekwe), the music, and dance of warriors which his father, Oche, and his kinsmen danced once in a year to honour their ancestors. It was (and is still) a fiery music and dance beaten out of eight slit drums, playing eight hot, varied, and complicated rhythms. Why no other tribe in the world ever succeeded in copying this music and dance is quite understandable – it was associated with the Orieamafor deity. Thus, the ndiche music and dance became the only one of its kind in the world.

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