Obo Addy, artistic director of the Obo Addy Legacy Project
passed away on September 13, 2012 after a long battle with liver cancer.
Obo was a master drummer, award-winning composer, brilliant musician,
skilled teacher, beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Help us honor Obo's legacy
as we now begin to plan for a traditional ceremony in Ghana
appropriate for his position as a Chief in the Sowutuom region of Accra.
For this ceremony, Susan will need to fly to Ghana
for traditional services as Obo's title of Chief
is passed from him to the next chosen person.
You can still donate to this effort by going to our SUPPORT page
and clicking on the “make a donation” button.
For those who have already contributed,
we greatly thank you for your generosity
which enabled us to present three memorial services in Portland and to assist
with covering the expenses associated with Obo's illness.
We want to thank all of you who have shared your memories of Obo either
with us directly, through cards or by posting on the Caring Bridge site.
We encourage you to continue to post memories and stories of your time with Obo on www.caringbridge.org/visit/oboaddy as we will put these posts into a book to take to Ghana to share at the large memorial service to be held in Accra.
Established in 1986, Homowo African Arts and Cultures celebrates its 26th anniversary with a new name and a more focused direction for the organization. Hereafter known as The Obo Addy Legacy Project,the non-profit will carry forth the work begun by Homowo African Arts
& Cultures while focusing on creating, performing and teaching African arts.
Send us an email if you would like to join a focus group as we plan for the future.