We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Afro-Latin and Funky Freedom Affair @ The Goodfoot on February 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, February 20.
From our sponsors:
The Afro-Latin and Funky Freedom Affair
February 21, 2019
9 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: thegoodfoot.com
Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
2845 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97214
POPgoji + LaRhonda Steele Band bring together diverse Portland communities in honor and celebration of the great musical contributions of Afro-American and Afro-Brazilian artists! POPgoji is a large dance band mashing up Brazilian rhythms with pop-soul lyrics based in Portland, Oregon. In 2013, percussionist Michael Galen wanted to build on the vibrant energy of local samba jam sessions (pagodes) by making it easier for non-Portuguese speakers to participate fully.
With this intention in mind, he rallied a group of versatile musicians to combine Brazilian rhythms with American Pop-soul. POPgoji was an instant hit in the samba community and quickly grew to a wider audience as a staple dance band in Portland. POPgoji has evolved to be the go-to world pop-soul band at NW festivals and events including: What the Fest!, MAI Fest, and Oregon Country Fair. POPgoji’s core members are Michael Galen, Renata Austin, Peter Fung, Hans Barklis, Pyatã Penedo, Michael Dougherty and Kanda M’benza N’goma. POPgoji has featured special guests including: Massamba Diop (Baaba Maal), LaRhonda Steele (Portland’s First Lady of the Blues), Brian Davis (Pink Martini), and Dudu Fuentes (Batucalacatuca). $10