Paa Kow Band

Afro-Fusion/World

Paa Kow Band

Matt G

Thu, February 22, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $26.00

This event is 21 and over

Paa Kow Band
Paa Kow Band
Growing up in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Paa Kow began to play music and tour with his family’s concert band at a very early age. He has since grown to be widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe, and America. Paa Kow’s deep groove and prodigious talent reveal a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums inspiring a deeply spiritual conversation. His songs are captivating and danceable and incorporate lyrics in his native language, Fante, as well as English. Paa Kow’s vision is to spread the music and culture of his homeland by touring the world with his Afro-Fusion orchestra.

Notable musicians he has shared the stage with include African greats: Amakye Dede, George Darko, Kojo Antwi, Nat Brew, Hugh Masekela, and Vusi Mahlasela, as well as American greats Victor Wooten, Brad Goode, John Gunther, Michael Kang, and many more.
Matt G
Matt G
Formerly known as FUNKMA$TER, Matt G is a multi-instrumentalist. With drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, dobro, vocals, and a looping device called an Electrix Repeater, he is able to put songs together one instrument at a time. Essentially, bringing a recording studio to the stage. His performances consist mostly of what he describes as "live remixes" and mashups of classic Reggae, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Soul music.

Since his 1st looping performance in the Spring of 2003, he has shared the stage with groups like Digital Underground, Beenie Man, Hieroglyphics, The Pharcyde, The Pimps Of Joytime, Lotus, Mad Professor, Blackalicious, Juno What?!, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Easy Star All-Stars, Eek-A-Mouse, B*Side Players, Mike Love, John Popper, That 1 Guy, Zach Deputy, Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors, Paa Kow, and Heatbox.

In addition to live performances, he also works with MC's, singers, and instrumentalists as a producer, songwriter, and sound engineer. His original compositions can be streamed at
www.soundcloud.com/mattgfunkmastershow

He currently plays percussion and sings back up vocals for DUBSKIN (www.dubskinmusic.com), Natural Selectah (https://www.facebook.com/naturalselectah/), Afrodisiac: A tribute to Fela Kuti (https://www.facebook.com/afrodisiaccolorado/), and was a founding, but now part-time member of the Fort Collins, CO based Funk/Reggae/Afrobeat band EUFORQUESTRA (www.euforquestra.com).
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
http://www.opheliasdenver.com/