Win Tickets: Jujuba @ The Goodfoot | 11-Piece Afrobeat Ensemble featuring Nojeem Lasisi

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jujuba @ The Goodfoot on September 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 27.

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Jujuba @ The GoodfootJujuba 11 Piece Afrobeat Ensemble featuring Nojeem Lasisi
September 28, 2013
9 p.m. | $8 | 21+
More info:

The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292

Jujuba delivers a funky, danceable style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music. The strength of the eleven-piece revolves around its energetic cohesion between percussion, rhythm and horn sections. Renowned for their ability to engage a wide variety of audiences, the band draws a dance floor full of smiling faces at every event.

Jujuba features Nojeem Lasisi from Igbo Ora, Oyo State, in Nigeria. He ranks among the world’s elite talking drum players. Nojeem was given his first drum at age four by his father, also a master drummer, who handed down to Nojeem its powerful language. As a member of Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade’s group, the African Beats, Nojeem toured the world and appears on numerous recordings with King Sunny, including “Seven Degrees North” and “Odu”.

Nojeem has settled in the Northwest and assembled Jujuba from local musicians who all share a true love for Nigerian music. Their diverse experiences in a wide range of styles propel the project into new directions based on Afrobeat, Juju and traditional Nigerian folk music. Nojeem Lasisi and Jujuba have created a unique blend of African and Western music they hope is enjoyable to all.

Since the fall of 2002, the band has elicited a strong flow of positive feedback from audiences, concert promoters, festival organizers and the press. As Marty Hughley of The Oregonian puts it,
the heat and flavor was all in the groove.” The joy Jujuba shares with its audiences encourages new material, a tighter connection and a growing energy from each show to the next.

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15 Responses to Win Tickets: Jujuba @ The Goodfoot | 11-Piece Afrobeat Ensemble featuring Nojeem Lasisi

  1. Bjoern September 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    shake it !

  2. Sadie September 25, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    We have ourselves a date night on Saturday and no plans yet! Pick us and booties will be shaken!

  3. Aaron September 25, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    We like to move it move it, we like to move it move it

  4. Bill Stewart September 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Ready to dance my @$$ off!

  5. Lily Peacock September 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    oh man this sounds like an amazing musical experience! i have a great appreciation for african music, but as a student starting back at school my funds are tight. this would be an awesome opportunity to enjoy the work and energy of master drummers!

  6. Erin September 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Love West African beats – can’t wait to go and DANCE!

  7. Frank Byers September 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    I saw Jujuba at the park awhile back, and they ROCKED THE HOUSE.

  8. Steve September 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    because work cages me in like an animal and I want to dance my a$$ off this weekend!!!

  9. Kieran mcmanus September 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    So eager to boogie down like there’s no tomorrow! If lucky enough to win tickets I am certain there’ll be much celebrating of life and love and music. Thank you.

  10. BettyJean September 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Always a great show … please!

  11. Paige T September 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

    I love this kind of music! I spent time in S. Africa, so this music reminds me of that beautiful time.

  12. Erica September 27, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Finally, an apropos chance to dance in my Ginger Baker pants.

  13. Emma September 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I love percussion and this sounds like a great experience for me and my beau!

  14. Pete and Repete September 28, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    Pete and RePete were sittin at the booth in the Goodfoot, Pete went to dance, who was left? two Peters hearing the lovely afrosounds!

  15. ronald stibal September 28, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    My household is filled with percussion instruments and people who like to beat on things and shake their groove-things! Can’t wait for tonite!

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