Free concert with an internationally renowned drummer coming to Redstone

On Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 pm, River Music Experience and Quad City Arts will present a free concert by internationally renowned drummer and composer Paa Kow (pronounced “Pah-Ko”) in Redstone Hall at 129 Main. Street, Davenport.

The concert represents an ongoing commitment by both organizations to showcase a wide variety of performing arts genres and styles, according to a statement released Wednesday. During Paa Kow’s visit, he will present an educational workshop to students at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Rock Island.

“Bringing Paa Kow to our community is a rare opportunity,” said Tyson Danner, Executive Director of River Music Experience. “Our audience has never seen anything like it, and we are fortunate to have the chance to bring them to the Quad Cities in the midst of their international tours.”

“We are proud to partner with RME to present a prolific and unique artist like Paa Kow,” said Kevin Maynard, Executive Director of Quad City Arts. Above all, we are delighted to present the educational workshop at the MLK Center, as it contributes to the goal of both organizations to provide quality access to the performing arts in all educational settings.

After touring internationally, sharing stages with African and American luminaries such as Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede and Victor Wooten, Ghana-born drummer and songwriter Paa Kow mixes the rhythm and artistry of his house with jazz and roots. African women creating her own afro-fusion sound, according to her biography. Nicknamed “Ghana’s most artistic drummer” (modern Ghana), he plays a custom, hand-carved and traditionally-inspired Ghanaian drums unique in the world, ensuring an extraordinary cultural and musical experience. to live.

Growing up in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Paa Kow started playing music and touring with her family’s orchestra from an early age. . Since then he has become widely recognized as one of the most notable drummers to tour Africa, Europe and America, according to his biography. Paa Kow’s deep groove and prodigious talent reveal a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums, inspiring deep spiritual conversation and fulfilling his vision of spreading the music and culture of his homeland by traveling the world with his Afro orchestra. -Merging.

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