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Africa Speaks- America Answers/The Obo Addy-Thara Memory Reunion Concert

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RACC General Support Grant

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Homowo African Arts and Cultures


Reed College, Kaul Auditorium
Portland, OR

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2 hours ♦ On Friday, March 13, 2009, Homowo African Arts & Cultures presents “Africa Speaks- America Answers”/ The Obo Addy-Thara Memory Reunion Concert in the Kaul Auditorium at Reed College. The concert is scheduled for 8pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance: $20 for adults and $12 for students and are available from Tickets are available on-line or from the Hollywood Theatre located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. Tickets are available at the door for $22 for adults and $14 for students. Performing with these music greats will be the Super Band, The Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra, Obo Addy’s Okropong and special guests including Farnell Newton, Janice Scroggins, LaRhonda Steele and Joseph Thompson.

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There is a power in this music that will touch the audience in a deep way, on a spiritual level. This concert highlights the value of African culture, particularly Ghanaian culture, and exemplifies the West African roots of American musical forms. This is so critically important at this time in our global development. It is through music and dance that we can truly celebrate each other. Jazz has its collective essence and it is truly beautiful to imagine this collective cultural phenomenon and its impact on this and future audiences. This concert is produced by Homowo African Arts & Cultures with support from The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Oregon Arts Commission.

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