Saturday December 8: African Music Nites Tribute to Obo Addy
9:00-12:00 pm at The Royal Room
Portland-based Obo Addy, a master Ghanaian drummer and award-winning composer, passed away in September. Join three Seattle bands in paying tribute to this brilliant and pioneering musician:
Anokye Agofomma – led by master drummer Yaw Amponsah and inspired by the teaching of his father, the legendary Koo Nimo. Be prepared for hot Ghanaian Asante drumming as well as popular palm wine music.
African All-Stars – danceable Afro pop music from some of Seattle’s best African musicians, featuring Yaw Amponsah/drums and Mohammed Shaibu on guitar, vocals and talking drum.
Maya Soleil – an electric and eclectic Afro-World fusion ensemble led by keyboardist Rob Pastorok.
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Suggested donation $5-15
Produced by African Music Nites
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Here is a link to some photos from the evening. More to come!