New York City, USA – Samuel Tackie Ofori passed away over the weekend of July 31st 2004. Sam was the lead master drummer and one of the main videographers of most of the events, meetings and rallies of the African community in New York, including meetings of the National Action Network and the United African Movement. He was well known for providing a traditional, unique, rousing, and dignified
drumming welcome and procession entrance to the speakers who came from near and
far to address audiences in New York.
He also left behind an important photo and video library of African contemporary
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.