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Okropong/Obo Addy Legacy Project

About the Artist

Okropong brings the best of African music and dance to young audiences based on decades of professional experience.

Teaching Philosophy

The drum is the heartbeat and rhythm is in each of us. Teaching from a cultural perspective and sharing through fun and high energy. Classes include drumming, ensemble and an intro to Ghanian culture.

"Great energy! Fast paced! Good audience participation!" --Teacher, PPS

 Okropong/Obo Addy Legacy Project
 Okropong/Obo Addy Legacy Project
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A Journey to Ghana, the Heart of Africa Less

Students get involved as they travel throughout Ghana in this dynamic program perfected the performers of The Obo Addy Legacy Project with over 25 years of successful performances. The rhythms and sounds of more than 15 different drums, the gyil (African xylophone), flutes, bells and rattles accompany dancing by the skilled company members. Dancers use traditional movements, acrobatic moves and brightly colored costumes to give a taste of the richness of another country. They are hot!
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Travel Costs: For sites located more than 15 miles from downtown Portland, an additional mileage fee will be applied and is calculated using the IRS reimbursement rate.

Venue Requirements: Set-up/strike time: 30 min. 15 min. break between performances. Cannot perform on carpet. Need 30’x30’ performance space. Students should be on floor with a 3’ aisle in middle. The first row should be 10’ from performers. Needs: 1-3 mics & stands, 1 dressing room very close to performance area, 4 chairs w/o arms, 1 electrical outlet, 4 student helpers to help carry equipment, water for performers

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503-225-5900
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Keywords: Africa, dance, drumming, drum, Ghana, movement, kinesthetic, multicultural, percussion, music, multi-cultural
Performances
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Single Price: $1000
Pair Price: $1400
Maximum Audience: 600
Family Arts Night Performance Less
Single Price: $1100
Maximum Audience: 600
Introduction to Hand Drumming Less

Introduction to Drumming for the Classroom

Additional Costs: There are additional costs associated with drum workshops. Expect rental costs of about $1 per student.

Travel Costs: Artist charges $.55 per mile for locations more than 10 miles from downtown Portland.

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503-225-5900
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Keywords: Africa, drumming, drum, Ghana, multicultural, percussion, music, multi-cultural
Teacher Workshops Less
Single Price: $200
Maximum Audience: 30
Ghanaian Drumming Less

An introduction to the drumming of Ghana, West Africa. Students learn the specific techniques in order to get different sounds from the drums. Each student learns how to create a solo and how to work together as a member of an ensemble. The students will learn about polyrhythms and how to create them.

Day Rate: $500 for 4 sessions in one day without long breaks (except for lunch).

Additional Costs: There will be a $20 per day drum fee.

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503-225-5900
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Keywords: music, drumming, multicultural, social studies, culture
Classroom Workshops
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Single Price: $160
Maximum Audience: 30
Ghanaian Dancing Less

Students learn to dance a traditional dance from Ghana. They learn specific steps and how to create a dance to perform. This is a high energy class and is accompanied by drumming.

Day Rate: $1,000 for 4 sessions in one day without long breaks (except for lunch).

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503-225-5900
or e-mail us
Keywords: music, dance, multicultural, social studies, culture
Classroom Workshops
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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Single Price: $285
Maximum Audience: 30