We're excited to announce that master drummer Abass Dodoo, who's career has seen him collaborate with Van Morrison and CREAM drummer Ginger Baker, launches his new project with us on June 7th!
Fusing the traditional Ghanaian Highlife Beats with funk, blues and
jazz influences, adding a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.
For the past 12 years Abass has been working with the legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker and together they have played in Jazz venues and festivals around the globe, as well as collaborating in several clinics.
Abass also collaborated with Van Morrison on his album called ' Van Morrison Duets: Re-working the Catalogue' and has subsequently been involved in many innovative and exciting performances,
recordings, TV appearances and educational projects.
Abass runs his own educational workshop with his core team, inviting people of all ages and abilities to personally experience the complexity and dynamism of African music and dance through participation in residencies, workshops, lectures and
About Grow, Hackney
Carved out of an old sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into an independent canal side bar, kitchen and creative space. It was built, and is run by a small team. We operate as a ethical and sustainable business and rely on the creative sharing economy of Hackney Wick and the surrounding area. We partner with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups to and hold as many free events as we can. We have a range of craft and organic drinks at the bar and the kitchen serve a seasonal menu freshly prepared in the canalside kitchen. More at www.GrowHackney.co.uk