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Obo Addy and Okropong

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Uploaded on Jan 22, 2010

African musical history comes to life when master drummer Obo Addy steps on stage. As a prominent member of the first generation of African musicians to bring their traditional and popular music to Europe and America, this versatile magician of the drums embodies the past, present and future of Ghana's musical culture. An original and respected composer whose music reaches far beyond the boundaries of his land of birth, Addy has a twenty-year presence on the international performing arts scene and has become known for his ability to celebrate past traditions while expanding to embrace new ideas and foreign influences. Internationally, Obo Addy's contribution can be measured by the fact that he is one of the key originators of the seminal musical movement now known as "Worldbeat."

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Obo Addy and Okropong perform traditional Ghanaian music and dance taken from the major ethnic groups around Ghana. This group is a seven piece drumming and dance group who focus on drumming, singing and dancing the songs of their youth. The harmonies and rhythms create an evening of music from a special place. The number of drums and their different sounds are awe-inspiring.

The song: Oge- This is music originally from Liberia. It is now played by the Ga people and showcases their hand drumming wizardry

Contact for more info: susan@homowo.org

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