Calabar Radio Broadcast W/Ene Ita and Chief Dr. Ivor Miller #2

Thanks to all those folks who have been tuning in to the blog and our podcasts. I am now compiling transcripts of these transmissions for those who are interested please email me at In this weeks podcast Ene Ita and Chief Dr. Ivor Miller talk about the shared traditions of Cuba and Calabar through Ékpé and Abakuá culture. Cubas Abakuá music has maintained the Ékpé tradition of the  epic poem, a tradition that has enabled Cuban Abakuá to maintain the memory of their ancestors alive in song. They also used it to survive  the repression of a colonial government looking to strip them of their cultural identity, recording history in the hearts and minds of Abakuá members for generations to come and for our enjoyment in the 21st century nearly 200 years since the first consecration took place in Regla;Havana, Cuba.