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About Portland observer. (Portland, Or.) 1970-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 2017)
August 23, 2017
For decades, the musical traditions of Gha-
na were explored and extended by Ghana-born
and Portland-based drummer, composer, and
bandleader Obo Addy. Together with his world
beat band, Kukrudu, and traditional quartet,
Okropong, Addy was one of Ghana’s greatest
To help carry forward his legacy of cre-
ating cultural awareness and understanding
though African music, dance and culture, a
free presentation of Addy’s impact on the Pa-
cific Northwest, including a performance by
Okropong, will take place on Monday, Aug. 28,
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McMenamins Kennedy
Though he passed away in 2012, Addy’s
work carries on through the Obo Addy Legacy
Project, which includes educational offerings,
concerts and performing arts groups that tour
Presented by Susan and Alex Addy, the event
is sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Performers from Ghana comprise the Portland performing group, Okropong. Part of the Obo Addy Legacy Project, they will
Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenam- perform during a free presentation, “The Legacy of Obo Addy and His Impact in the Pacific Northwest,” on Monday, Aug.
28 at 7 p.m. at McMenamins Kennedy School.
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Elmer Armstrong and his tribute band to the Platters, which includes four original members of the
group, will perform a benefit concert, Saturday, Aug. 26 at St. Ignatius School.
A Night with ‘The Platters’
Don’t miss Elmer Armstrong
and his tribute band to “The
Platters” coming to St. Ignatius
School in southeast Portland for
a benefit concert to support the
Filipino American Association
of Portland and the St. Ignatius
The Platters were among the
most successful black vocal
groups of the 50’s. You will have
the chance to enjoy their smooth
sounds at St. Ignatius School,
3330 S.E. 43rd Ave., on Saturday,
Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
Featuring former members of
the original Platters, the group
will showcase the well –known
and sophisticated sounds that
they were famous for, songs like
“The Great Pretender,” “Only
You,” “The Glory of Love,” and
so many more classics.
Tickets range from $35-$100.
Call 971-221-7070 or visit lyra.
email@example.com for tickets
or more information.