Leadership of Igbe in London Congregation. Note the halo-type headgear won by their leader at the left.
There is rhythm to Igbe dance rituals that is well captured in this display.
Igbe devotees leaving their seats for dance on the floor. Note the distinction of the two ladies who lead the group.
The fan is an instrument of worship in Igbe. The use of the fan for hand clapping is universal among Igbe worshippers. The use of fans for expiation was common.
White is another symbol of Igbe. In its traditional form it was pure and simple white. This London group has gone very expensive in its white format.
The intensity of Igbe rituals is well captured in this phase of the dance.
Igbe Drumming from this group added much to the joy of that evening
Following a spectacular presentation, the Igbe devotees stand at the middle of the hall to receive praise from an admiring audience who were dearly reminded of the beauty of Urhobo culture.