Obo Addy

Drum, Musical Artist

1936 – 2012

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Who was Obo Addy?

Obo Addy was a Ghanaian drummer and dancer who was one of the first native African musicians to bring the fusion of traditional folk music and Western pop music known as worldbeat to Europe and then to the Pacific Northwest of the United States in the late 1970s. He taught music at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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Born
Jan 15, 1936
Accra
Also known as
  • Addy, Obo
Profession
Lived in
  • Portland
Died
Sep 13, 2012

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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