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By All Means Band takes Eagle Town Park stage Thursday

Paa Kow is an internationally renowned drum set player, band leader, composer and teacher of music. He is widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe and America.

Paa Kow is an internationally renowned drum set player, band leader, composer and teacher of music. He is widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe and America.

EAGLE — Tonight the free ShowDown Town concert series in Eagle continues with Paa Kow’s By All Means Band. Set to take the stage at 6:30 p.m., By All Means will kick off the second of six free concerts at Eagle Town Park in Eagle.

Paa Kow has shared the stage with many African greats: Amakye Dede, George Darko, Kojo Antwi, Nat Brew, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela, as well as American greats Victor Wooten, Brad Goode, John Gunther, Michael Kang and many more.

Paa Kow grew up in a small village called Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa. Pow displays a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums in a deeply spiritual conversation. His songs are captivating and danceable. The lyrics are a mixture of Paa Kow’s native language, Fante and English.

In an unforgettable display of talent, Paa Kow’s By All Means Band bridges the gap between Ghana and America.

SHOWDOWN TOWN free concerts

ShowDown Town concerts take place Thursday evenings in July and August at 6:30 p.m. Children’s activities also highlight the family friendly evenings in the park. Face painting, balloon animals and character sketches are just a few things to look forward to in addition to the free concerts.

For additional information on the free concert series at Eagle Town Park, visit www.vvf.org.