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Chata Addy is a Ghanian-born percussionist and highlife musicians, based in Portland, Oregon. He learnt to dance and play drums through his father, Tete Kojo Addy, who was a respected composer, drummer and dancer.
He has played in various band, such as his father's Red Boneh that won the Ghanian national dance Competition. Later, he performed with his uncle Yukubu Addy, and in Portland with Kukrudu and Okropong, two bands led by another uncle Obo Addy. He also played on various studio recordings of other artists, such as King Sunny Ade.

Both in Africa and in the US, Chata taught African dance and percussion (tri-conga) for 15 years now.
After two solo albums, he made a CD with his band Susuma (meaning soul in his native Ga language). With this 8 piece band, composed of American and Ghanian musicians, he regularly performs, offering an upbeat blend of traditional African rhythms and modern world music styles, resulting in a funky highlife inviting people to dance.

More info can be found on his web site

Born: 1960, in Ghana
Style: Afro-reggae and Highlife


Title Year Label Remarks
This is what I feel 1998 Chata Addy With Susuma
The Children 1994 Chata Addy
Shi Dah

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