Paa Kow



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“What IS that incredible sound?” This will be the question of the moment during internationally acclaimed Ghanian drummer and composer Paa Kow’s set. Playing a custom, hand-carved, traditionally inspired Ghanian drum set that is the only one of its kind, Paa Kow will lead attendees on an extraordinary cultural and musical journey. Paa Kow has been dubbed "Ghana's most artistic drummer" (Modern Ghana), has toured with African and American luminaries including Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede and Victor Wooten, and has brought his singular Afro-Fusion performance style on tour in Africa, Europe and America. Next stop: The mainstage in New Haven.

PLEASE NOTE: By reserving this event, you are reserving a curated evening presented on the mainstage. We hope you will join us for the full evening, but you may choose to attend single events. The events included in this curated evening are:


Paa Kow Band performs live at Live at the Fox Theatre on 2/17/15.

Paa Kow

Having toured internationally, sharing stages with both African and American luminaries including Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede and Victor Wooten, Ghana born drummer and composer, Paa Kow, (pronounced Pah-Ko), blends rhythm and artistry from his home with jazz and African roots creating his own Afro-Fusion sound. Dubbed "Ghana's most artistic drummer" (Modern Ghana), he plays a custom, hand-carved, traditionally inspired Ghanaian drum set that is the only one of its kind in the world, guaranteeing an extraordinary cultural and musical experience.  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 profound spiritual conversation and fulfilling his vision to spread the music and culture of his homeland by touring the world with his Afro-Fusion Orchestra. 

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