Eunice U. Ibekwe (PhD), Johnson J. Akpakpan, Mary J. Akpakpan


The weightiness of Contemporary Traditional Music in Ibibio society cannot be overemphasized. Suffice it to say that activities ranging from birth to death are inter-fused with music-making. Therefore, the thrust of this paper is to look into the positive contributions of New Dawn Entertainers as well as textual analysis of the selected songs towards building a viable community, possible implications in the social, economic, educational and moral development for community building. It is worthy of note that despite these benefits associated with music's positive contribution to community building. However, this present age does not embrace these potentials and opportunities as it ought to be. In eliciting data for this study, library sources, oral interviews and participant observation methods were employed. To have a proper understanding of the cultural group: New dawn entertainers, the researcher made both video and audio recordings and their procedures in contributing towards community building. The theoretical framework was developed to guide data collection, analysis, and interpretation. For this study, the Theory propounded by Bikeway in 2009 in the Journal of Humanities and social sciences States that “The growth and development of any nation depend to a large extent on the ability of its citizens to harness its naturally imbued resources as well as putting into good use other man-made features, skills, and talents. This study reveals that if these potentials are well grasped by people, this, to a certain extent, will significantly help in community development.


Keywords: Contemporary, Traditional Music, Community Building and Textual Analysis.


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