Omo Iroko Drum and Dance Society
…”Iroko” is the name of a tall, strong, towering tree with deep soil roots possessing one of the strongest types of wood found. In the village where it grows, it is believed to be a sacred tree that houses the spirits of the ancestors. Oftentimes, the villagers would place gifts and offerings at the foot of the tree for atonement.
We adapted the name “Iroko” as a metaphor to describe what it is we have received…a legacy of an oral cultural, artistic