We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Obo Addy at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Friday, May 25 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 25.
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DiaTribe: From The Village to the Streets w/ Obo Addy, Mic Crenshaw, Alan Wone
Friday, May 25, 2012
7:30 p.m. | $15-$20 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 Northeast Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211
The newest production by the Obo Addy Legacy Project, DiaTribe: From the Village to the Streets, demonstrates the powerful connection between African traditions and the newer forms of dance and music popularized by today’s young African Americans. The legendary Obo Addy will be joined by well-known Portland artists Mic Crenshaw and Alan Wone to present a history of African music and dance from its traditional roots to urban dance music.
Addy is an internationally acclaimed performer and composer whose music reaches far beyond the boundaries of his land of birth. Born into the Ga ethnic group in Accra, Ghana, Addy was one of the 55 children of Jacob Kpani Addy, a wonche or medicine man who integrated rhythmic music into healing and other rituals.
Obo Addy’s earliest musical influence was the traditional music of the Ga people, but he was also influenced as an adolescent by popular music from Europe and the United States, and performed in local bands that played Westernized music and the dance music of Ghana known as highlife. He currently teaches at Lewis & Clark College and is the leader of two musical groups. Over the years, Addy has shared his music with more than one million Americans. He is passionate about rap and hip hop and believes that its positive messages need to be heard.