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Obo Addy and Okropong

Date: March 5, 2005 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

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.”

Addy, an Instructor of Ghanaian Drumming and Dance at Lewis & Clark College, explores new directions in the world premiere of this full work of contemporary Ghanaian dance featuring his dance troupe, Okropong. This Family Weekend performance also features original music performed by Addy, professional musicians, and Lewis & Clark faculty on drums, cello, acoustic bass, keyboard, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and vocals.

Tickets: $15 general; $10 seniors/students; $5 Lewis & Clark College community

A limited number of tickets will be available to the Lewis & Clark Community for FREE in advance at the Bookstore.

Tickets are available at College Bookstore, Tickets West 800 992-8499, or at the door.

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