Pa'lante and Jujuba Jam for The Philippines-- A New Year's Eve Salsa and Afrobeat Dance Party
World Music Traditions Collide this New Year's Eve when Nigerian band Jujuba and Afro-Cuban band Pa'lante bring the Portland community together in a high energy dance party to help the people of the Philippines. Celebrate and dance New Year's Eve and raise much needed funds for Mercy Corps’ work in the Philippines.
Jujuba delivers a funky, danceable style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music. The strength of the eleven-piece band 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.
Salsa! Latin jazz! Cha-cha and more! 9 piece Pa'lante performs fiery hot Latin music with irresistible rhythms, horns, choros and montunos. Lead singer Isa Perez of Havana adds the sweet spice to the mix. Percussionist Nick Gefroh leads, on timbales, with longtime core Pa’lante musicians Francisco Marmolejo, Marty Velez, Peter Piazza, Rod Wooten and more.
food and drink by La Calaca Comelona
benefit for Mercy Corps work in the Philippines
This community event for Mercy Corps’ work in the Philippines is produced and sponsored by Laurie Sonnenfeld, Broker with M Realty, in celebration of her 25 years in business. Cosponsors include Southeast Examiner newspaper and La Calaca Comelona at SE 23rd and Belmont.