Music in Early Childhood Education: An Instrument for Preserving the ‘Igbo’ Musical Culture in Nigeria

Authors

  • Chinyere Celestina Esimone Department of Music. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Emmanuel C. Umezinwa Department of Music. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

Abstract

The world is changing fast, so is all that are therein; ranging from people, fashion and even culture. And if cultures actually change as civilisation and people are demanding, then the one single means of knowing a people will be lost. Truth be told, every nation has a culture they can not do away with irrespective of whatever, hence the importance of preserving that culture can never be overemphasised. Nigeria as a nation has diverse ethnic groups and tribes with different languages and cultures. Igbo tribe is one of the ethnic groups. Igbo tribe is rich with very relevant cultures which are embedded in its music, this musical culture need be preserved; and one easiest way through which this can be done is through its introduction in the early childhood education. Hence, this paper seeks to reveal the ability of music to preserve Igbo musical culture through early childhood education.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n7p514

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Published

2013-09-30

How to Cite

Esimone, C. C., & Umezinwa, E. C. (2013). Music in Early Childhood Education: An Instrument for Preserving the ‘Igbo’ Musical Culture in Nigeria. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 3(7), 514. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/jesr/article/view/997