Chata Addy & Susuma
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Chata Addy & Susuma


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"Keep the Beat"

July 19, 2006
Aliya Campbell, 9, left, Adrionna Taylor, 8, second from left, and Maya Brown, 8, right, follow master drummer Chata Addy, second from right, as he leads his drum campers in a complex rhythm July 14 at the Northstar Ballroom. The performance capped Addy’s weeklong youth camp, which included instruction in African drumming, dance and culture. - The Skanner

"'This is What I Feel'- Chata Addy"

December 29, 1999
Coming from a family of Musicians, in fact, top class musicians such as Obo Addy, Ishmail, Anteah, Mustapha, and Yacub Addy, it is a matter of course that Chata Addy also ended up ia musician and indeed a drummer like all the rest before him.
In his own words he says "music is my life, I love being a musician because this is what I feel and it makes me feel good."
Influences from music of his youth which were predominantly bid band jazz, afro-beat highlife, reggae and Soukous affected his music in a way he has never imagined.
As a drummer, the selections in his album 'This is What I Feel' is moved by the rich percussion that flows throughout the different tunes on the album.
On track one of his 13 track album Che Che Kule which opens it, kicks off with an envigorating rhythm section laced with solid horns arrangement that give the verypopular song another ring danceable and uppiah in beat, a real sizzling opener.
Thank you Jah on track two Rock it on track seven , We all Should Be One on track eight, Keep on Moving on track nine and Amen on track eleven are all reggae tunes given different treatments and stand on their own,proving that Chata is not only a good singer and drummer, but
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CHATA ADDY & SUSUMA: This is what l feel (1998)
CHATA ADDY: The Children (1994)



Chata Addy is a professional drummer, composer, dancer, and choreographer from Ghana, West Africa. He is a member of the renowned Addy family of musicians and dancers and performed with his father Tettey Kojo Addy in Ghana, his uncle Yukubu Addy in Washington D.C. and his uncle Obo Addy in Portland, Oregon. The giving of one's special gift of music is an Addy tradition and Chata has a rich background in both traditional and contemporary music to share. Chata Addy & SUSUMA play upbeat dance music, which Chata calls Afro Reggae & Funky High-life, blending traditional and contemporary world beat sounds.
Chata Addy - lead vocalist and song writer, plays three congas, and the talking drum. The members of Susuma perform on a variety of instruments, including percussion, drum kit, keyboards, saxophone, electric guitar and electric bass.
Chata has recorded with internationally known artists King Sunny Ade and . E. Dide. Chata has toured the U.S., Japan, and Canada. Chata Addy is currently based in Portland, OR. Chata Addy has recorded two solo albums containing traditional drumming and singing of Ghana and has also recorded one album with his 6 piece band Susuma.

"We all have different views,
different understandings,
but when you give the music a chance,
treat it nice, you will feel it."