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Obo Addy Legacy Project Collection, 1970-2013

Obo Addy with Okropong, a performance group featuring traditional music and dance of Ghana.

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The Obo Addy Legacy Project Collection consists of records, promotional materials, and various forms of media related to the Homowo African Arts and Cultures organization. Obo Addy's personal materials include correspondence, promotional materials, and photographs. Obo Addy, a master drummer at the age of six, established the Homowo African Arts and Cultures organization with his wife and manager Susan Addy as a way to celebrate and preserve the traditional music of Ghana and Africa. The organization was established in 1986 and is currently active with community outreach and concerts.

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Scope and Content Note


19 cubic feet, including 1510 photographs, 172 videotapes, and 50 CDs and DVDs; 20 boxes, including 2 oversize boxes


The Obo Addy Legacy Project Collection is arranged in 3 subgroups: Subgroup 1. Obo Addy Materials, 1971-2013; Subgroup 2. Homowo African Arts and Cultures Materials, 1980-2011; and Subgroup 3. Obo Addy and Homowo Media, 1980-2008.

Subgroup 1 (Obo Addy Materials) consists of 4 series: I. Promotions and Publicity, 1971-2013; II. Teaching and Educational Endeavors, 1993-2008; III. Photographs, 1980-2005; and IV. Subject Files, 1970-2005.

Subgroup 2 (Homowo African Arts and Cultures Materials) consists of 6 series: I. Administration, 1993-2011; II. Grants, 1996-2008; III. Homowo Festival, 1990-2011; IV. Immigration Files, 1980-2006; V. Outreach and Education, 1999-2007; and VI. Performance Materials, 1980-2011.

Subgroup 3 (Obo Addy and Homowo Media) consists of 4 series: I. Video Presentations, 1990-2005; II. Compact Discs and DVDs, 1994-2008; III. Professional/Studio Format Media, 1980-1994; and IV. Photographs - Unsorted, circa 1986 - circa 2000.

Related Papers

This collection is a component of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA).

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