Ladies and Gentlemen, here’s the official trailer for Buko TV produced Portland Waterfront Blues Festival full-feature film! All proceeds are to benefit the Oregon Food Bank and their wonderful efforts to feed hungry people and families in Oregon.
We started four years ago filming answers from the many walks of life and prototypes who make up the pulse of this seminal event. Adults, children, volunteers, music industry insiders, Security and stage peeps, Food Bank Representatives and even Peter Dammann!
Here is the complete uncut interview with Obo Addy less than a year ago backstage at last year’s OMHOF Ceremony. We believe it was his last on-camera interview.
He talks candidly about his illness, his career, his history and the importance of teaching children. God bless him.
Ghanian master drummer, beloved teacher, and long time Portland treasure, Obo Addy, died Thursday afternoon after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 76 years old. The son of a Wonche medicine man, and one of 55 children, Addy emigrated to the United States from West Africa in 1978 and moved to Portland soon thereafter. At the forefront of the World music movement, he was one of the first to bring African musical culture to mainstream American audiences. In 1996 Obo Addy was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment of the Arts. He leaves behind his wife, Susan, and six children. The family has set up a page to help raise funds for costs related to Obo’s illness and funeral expenses athttp://www.indiegogo.com/oboaddy.
Join Typod for an exclusive Lloyd Jones TV interview and sold out show at Jimmy Mac’s…just in time for the BF 25th Anniversary…right here, right now! The only performer who has appeared at every Waterfront Blues Festival. This year you can catch Lloyd in 3 different performances at this years Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival.