Tiv Music

Tiv Traditional Music is made from locally manufactured instruments. Though there has been a proliferation of modern and digital equipment into Tiv music, its production has remained largely through the use of traditional equipment.

The primary source of Tiv music is Mbaatsamev. These are the singers who convert words and human sounds into sonorous music, with or without the aid of instruments.

Some of the equipment used in traditional music are as follows:
• Agbande – drums which may come in different sizes, making different sounds. They are the most important instruments in traditional Tiv music, after Mbaatsamev
• Kolugh – a horn, most often from a cow.
• Kakaki – trumpet, made of large hollow iron and sometimes a mix of wood
• Indyer – giant hollow wood making deep, far-reaching sounds
• Ilyu – a smaller hollow wood making lighter but loud sound
• Akya – a small flute

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Tiv Markets & Events

  • Aliade Market Day Thu, 27th June 2019 at 12:00 am – 6:20 pm Aliade, Makurdi-Enugu Road, Gwer-East LGA, Benue State, Nigeria Aliade Market is located along the Makurdi-Enugu Road in Gwer-East LGA. The market holds every four days
  • Tom-anyiin Market Day Thu, 27th June 2019 at 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Buruku LGA, Benue State
  • Abungu Market Day Thu, 27th June 2019 at 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Logo LGA, Benue State

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