Win Tickets: Paa Kow’s By All Means Band @ The Goodfoot | African Drum Music

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 @ The GoodfootPaa Kow’s By All Means Band w/ De Solution
April 6, 2013
9 p.m. | $7 | 21+
Purchase advance tickets HERE

The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292 | More Info:

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.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets: Paa Kow’s By All Means Band @ The Goodfoot | African Drum Music

  1. Christine April 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Sounds like a great time, my boyfriend and I would love to see him!

    • Christine April 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

      Sorry I just realized I’ll be out of town that night. Bummer!

  2. Stephen April 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Please choose me to win this contest. Thank you!

  3. Ann April 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    I’d like to win to make my friends jealous!

  4. Elizabeth April 4, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    My friends have seen Paa Kow before and say he’s amazing! I’d love to win tickets.

  5. Liz April 4, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    I saw Paa Kow’s BAMB last year at the Goodfoot, and it was fantastic! I would love to win tickets to this show. And I would also love to see the De Solution band– apparently they have been influenced by Thomas Mapfumo, an amazing musician. My boyfriend has played Zimbabwean mbira music from a young age and would be very excited to go. Please pick me :)!

  6. Dave April 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Saw these guys when they were in town back in December and they were great. Definitely going to go out to see them again on Saturday (and wouldn’t mind a pair of free tix!)

  7. alan silver April 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Hey there, This show sounds wonderful. Percussion plus a sweet guy I’d like to take, minus bad vibes, divided by a venue I like = an awesome evening.

  8. max April 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    drum music!

  9. Frank Byers April 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    I need the good music to wash the poisons and stresses away from me.

  10. Kai April 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    This sounds like such a blast for me and my sweetie.

  11. Ralph April 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Got congas in the family

  12. Scott April 5, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    This will inspire me to start pounding on my djembe again.

  13. BettyJean April 5, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    Gotta Dance

  14. Ryan D April 5, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    First, my wife and I have been doing a guitar/djembe combo for a while now and this show would be asbolsutely incredible to inspire some different forms of expression. Second, my wife is beginning her masters degree starting in May and we are living on a budget and trying to get some good time with each other prior to the beginning of her school schedule. I have been wanting to see this show for a while since of buddy of mine went last year and would be blessed to recieve a free pair of tickets so that we could attend. Thanks for listening.

  15. Charlie Walsh April 5, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I love African music more and more, sounds like more good times at the Goodfoot

  16. Joshon Miller April 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Boom , boom, Boom! Sounds amazing!

  17. Ryan D April 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    I am hoping I get to go for sure!

  18. Ruthie April 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    I LOVE African music but after reading the other comments I think you ought to give the tickets to Ryan D…He and his wife just sound like they would really appreciate going!

  19. Gabe June 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    There is something magical about drums. The beat of life.

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