Win Tickets ($30): Obo Addy w/ Mic Crenshaw, Alan Wone @ Alberta Rose Theatre | African Music & Dance

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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Obo Addy @ Alberta Rose TheatreDiaTribe: 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
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Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 Northeast Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211
(503) 719-6055

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.

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11 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Obo Addy w/ Mic Crenshaw, Alan Wone @ Alberta Rose Theatre | African Music & Dance

  1. Vikki May 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    This would be so wonderful to attend with my son. We honor all music and understand the value of having all genre’s in our life. This would be fantastic!!!

  2. Katie M May 23, 2012 at 7:29 am #

    I studied abroad in Ghana during college and I would love to re-live memories of the music there! I also think he is very talented and would like to see him perform at a good venue.

  3. Ariana May 24, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    This would be a great honor to attend

  4. Alan Silver May 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Heart, body, soul, and spirit, both Jamilah and I would love to be at this show. Please help us get there. Also, Alberta Rose really is turning out to be the lodestar of good music in our part of NE! Thanks the goddess for the folks who turned this building into such a grace space for love, community, magic, and powerful music.

  5. Rebecca Gundle May 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    I took a drumming workshop wit Obo Addy in high school, and have seen Mic Crenshaw once before. I would love to see this awesome collaboration!

  6. Robin May 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Love Obo!!! Would love to win and go check him out in Portland. Drum on!

  7. Andy May 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm #


  8. Matt May 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Soundz great! some african music and dance… It would nice to discover Obo Addy…

  9. Lucretia May 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Hearing Obo Addy’s traditional ensemble was one of the most powerful experiences of my life! I was addicted to African music and dance as well as rap/hip hop in my past, and LIVED to take classes/experience the music. Now I’m unemployed and finding a way to integrate my past with my present and this would be a great step.

    Traditional Ghanaian rhythms are so complex, they were hard for me to hear at first. As I studied, I could hear more and more layers together, and the funkiness just kept increasing! If you can believe that! But ‘funkiness’ doesn’t even touch the power of this music, it’s profound how it divides the moment into smaller and smaller instances with polyrhythm – it touches the infinite by making time infinitely more immediate.

    OK so you see I get weird about this stuff. But it means a lot in the world and to me and I’d love a chance to see this, which I wouldn’t get to do without winning, sorry to say…. Thanks for offering these free tickets!

  10. Jeremiah May 25, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    PDX Pipeline puts the fun in Portlund!

    I would love to win free tickets to this event with my girl who is a graduate of Lewis and Clark and would definately be thrilled at the surprise.

    Thank you


  11. Jacqueline Marie May 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I have studies African hand drumming & love the music! I’ve been out of the loop, so to speak, & I know that attending the show would spark my motivation to get back into it. Thanks, PDX Pipeline, for this opportunity to win tickets!

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