We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Paa Kow’s By All Means Band on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at The Goodfoot. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 5.
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From our sponsors at The Goodfoot:
Paa Kow’s By All Means Band w/ De Solution
April 6, 2013
9 p.m. | $7 | 21+
Purchase advance tickets HERE
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292 | More Info: thegoodfoot.com
Paa Kow is an internationally renowned drum set player, band leader, composer, and teacher of music. He has shared the stage with many African greats: Amakye Dede, George Darko, Kojo Antwi, Nat Brew, Hugh Masekela, and Vusi Mahlasela, as well as American greats Victor Wooten,Brad Goode, John Gunther, Michael Kang, and many more. Paa Kow grew up in a small village called Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa. He is widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe, and America.
Paa Kow displays a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums in a deeply spiritual conversation. His songs are captivating and danceable. The lyrics are a mixture of Paa Kow’s native language, Fante, and English. In an unforgettable display of talent, Paa Kow’s By All Means Band bridges the gap between Ghana and America.
De Solution Band plays World Music with an amazing blend of African, Reggae and Soulful dance sounds. The music is multi-faceted – the mbiras and guitars blend together to make danceable music with a rhythmic groove; the lyrics (in both Shona and English) bring the past and the present together as De Solution for the future!!
Historically, the music of Zimbabwe was representative of every aspect of life in Zimbabwean culture, from birth, through the trials and events of living, to death. Music was used as an instructional tool to emphasize the virtues of events such as the passage into adulthood, marriage, hunting and going to war. Traditional music in Zimbabwe was used to forge relationships between individuals and families. Music in Zimbabwe has survived the cultural invasions and protest years of the past decades, and in its place has emerged a new and modern sound.