In 2007, Paa Kow was invited to Boulder, CO USA as a guest artist of the University of Colorado music school to perform with West African Highlife Ensemble directed by Dr. Kwasi Ampene. After, he returned to Ghana for a short time and then emigrated to the US later that year following an invitation from musicians he had met while at the University.
However, growing up in a musical family in the small village of Enyan Denkyira, near Cape Coast, Ghana, Paa Kow began playing and performing music at the tender age of 5. His uncle and mother were both singers in a touring concert band called the Enidado Professional Band. It was with this band that Paa Kow first began performing, first playing cowbell and congas and then eventually moving to the drum set by age 7. Due to the cost and lack of access to instruments, he would fashion his own drums out of metal cans, wire, and a fertilizer bag as a bass drum, which he used to practice for hours every day. He also had to build his own drum pedal using an old sandal, a door hinge and some string
Since moving to the US, Paa Kow was no longer just a session drummer and began to compose his own music. His debut album Hand Go Hand Come was released in 2012 followed by Ask in 2014. A third album Cookpot is slated to be released in 2017. Notable artists he has performed with in the US include Victor Wooten, Michael Kang, Brad Goode and John Gunther.
He is back in the country to release a new album at +233 on Saturday 25th November 2017 @9pm..A cool Rate : 50Ghc