Abass Dodoo Highlife Band

Abass Dodoo Highlife Band

Performance SUNDAY - Abass Dodoo Highlife Band

The London based Ghanaian musician and master drummer, Abass Dodoo has made a name for himself on the international Jazz scene, having played alongside the legendary Ginger Baker as part of the ‘Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion’. During this 12-year collaboration they toured many of the world’s most famous Jazz venues and festivals.

Abass recently formed his Highlife band as a continuation of the joyful fusion of African rhythm and jazz so loved by Ginger. Highlife are a group of musicians creating inclusive, engaging music steeped in traditional African beats with a twist of modern jazz rhythm.

Abass was born in Nsawam (southern Ghana) into a legendary, internationally acclaimed family of drummers, dancers and healers. He was mentored by his maternal uncle, Mustapha Tettey Addy; Master drummer, anthropologist and researcher in the field of traditional music and dance in Ghana. Leading workshops throughout Europe (including WOMAD), in true Ghanian style, Abass magically turns the audience into performers, and entertainment into a fully engaging, interactive, creative lived experience. Know for sure you will experience rhythm, energy and joy.

I love playing drums, says Abass, as it makes me feel like am walking on the moon. Abass continues to drum his way across the nation running sessions for schools, team building workshops and celebrations to name a few. The troupe have represented Africa at the Commonwealth day celebrations and performed for Royal events.

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