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Monday Edo Early Music Life (Monday Edo Biography Tribe & Genre of Music i.e The Type of Music)
Monday Edo is a Nigerian musician who specializes in early music, a genre that encompasses the music of the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. He was born in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, where he grew up in a musical family. He learned to play various traditional instruments, such as the kora, the lute and the flute, from his father and grandfather. He also developed a passion for singing and composing songs in his native Edo language, as well as in English and French.
Monday Edo moved to Lagos in 1990, where he joined the Early Music Society of Nigeria, a group of musicians and scholars who promote the study and performance of early music in Nigeria. He received formal training in music theory, history and notation from the society’s mentors, who exposed him to the works of composers such as Josquin des Prez, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Claudio Monteverdi and Johann Sebastian Bach. He also learned to play various early music instruments, such as the viola da gamba, the harpsichord and the recorder.
Monday Edo has performed in several concerts and festivals across Nigeria and abroad, showcasing his unique blend of early music and African traditions. He has also recorded several albums, featuring his original compositions and arrangements of early music pieces. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers and leading figures of early music in Nigeria and Africa. He is also an advocate for cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue through music. He often collaborates with musicians from different backgrounds and genres, such as jazz, classical, pop and folk. He is currently working on a project that aims to document and preserve the musical heritage of the Edo people.