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06/14/2018

Alex Addy: Coffeeshop Conversation #152 / Keeping Obo's legacy alive

By TOM D'ANTONI // Okropong, part of the Obo Addy Legacy Project, will perform at the Waterfront Blues Festival on Thursday, July 5. Alex is one of Obo's sons.

Back in World Cup Coffee and Tea’s world famous cupping room at NW 18th & Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.

You know, the Waterfront Blues Festival is right around the corner, beginning on July 4. Stop in and say hi at the OMN booth in the Louisiana Pavilion.

Performing again this year is an ensemble called Okropong, part of the Obo Addy Legacy Project. They’ll be at the festival on Friday, July 5 on the Front Porch Stage, near our booth.

One of the leaders is one of Obo’s sons, Alex Addy. Obo has been gone since 2012, but his family has maintained his rich legacy with the Obo Addy Legacy Project. This includes a best-of album, released a little while back.

Obo had settled in Oregon after moving from Ghana and had become a beloved part of Oregon’s music scene, and indeed the world’s.

Alex is in the coffeeshop with me.

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