Kotoko Brass brings elements of Ghana and New Orleans to the Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St in downtown Plymouth, MA on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Kotoko Brass melds the beautifully complex traditional drumming of Central Ghana, the sturdy bass and keyboards of the Caribbean, and the joyous horns of New Orleans to forge a sound the Boston Globe has described as “propulsive, infectious party music.” The band began when brothers Ben, a performer, scholar, and educator of Ghanaian drumming, and Brian Paulding, a longtime trombone player in Boston’s reggae scene, joined forces. Ben fortified the percussion section with Attah Poku and Kwame Ofori, two master percussionists from Ghana. The rhythm section of M’talewah Thomas (bass) and Yusaku Yoshimura (keyboards), as well as saxophonist Andrew Fogliano, fill out veteran rhythm and horn sections.
Tickets are $20; advance purchase is recommended, seating is limited to capacity. The Spire is handicap accessible, public parking is available streetside, and in public lots near the venue.