Samuel Jackson Udo, Eunice U. Ibekwe


This study is a discussion on the need for the cultivation of the habit of literature documentation after productions to encourage innovation in departments of Music and Theatre Arts. The aim is to increase the scanty production works of literature that we have especially in Ethnomusicological creative works. The theoretical framework is hinged on Creativitytheory, which explains that creativity is motivational, it helps to bring out innovative ideas for successful planning of productions and it has the potential to generate income and more artistic concepts for future productions. It employed a descriptive research design to analyse 2019 acculturated Christmas Cantata production, produced by the Department of Theatre Arts, Faculty of Arts and Education, University of Africa, Toru-Orua. The outcomes of the study show that the documentation of productions encourages innovation, preservation and promotion of indigenous theatrical arts. The study recommends that more creative works should be discovered, documented and published to promote creative works, especially from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.


Keywords: Ethnomusicology, performance, production Christmas Cantata, creativity, documentation.

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