Keys, Beats, Bars Youth Music Workshop

Keys,Beats,Bars PRESENTS
Capturing Music and Dance with Photography
Free workshop for youth in the community
Saturday,March 14th 2020
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Social Justice Action Center
400 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Free event for youth (late teens up to 25), food provided and disability affirmative.

Please RSVP if able to but not required:

Join us for a free two hour workshop for youth from early teens to 25! This hands on workshop will have photographic, music and dance demonstrations as well as specific 101 on shooting live music and dance with professional photography equipment.

This event is made possible in part by a Community Technology Grant from the Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission

Co-sponsored by Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education Group, Right 2 Survive, Social Justice Action Center, Sisters Of The Road, Symbiosis PDX, Ascending Flow Youth Organization

About the Presenters:
Benji Vuong is an independent photojournalist from Portland, Oregon. He is a creative partner on musical projects such as Piano Push Play and Beats Lyrics Leaders. Benji’s photodocumentation work has been displayed at the Portland Art Museum. His photography has also been published in local and international magazines, and featured extensively on social media. Benji has worked with various art and activism media such as Oregon Artswatch, Portland Occupier, Portland Rising Tide, Earth First! and more. As an independent artist and community organizer, Benji is continually working on creative activism processes around humanity causes such as: food justice, houselessness, climate and racial equity.”

Michael mantis Galen – Dance & Music is a professional dancer and musician, born and raised in Portland, OR. While his choreography and movement specialisms are rooted in hip hop and other club styles, his performance style has evolved in the intersections between dance, percussion, music and lights. Having laid a solid musical foundation through drum set, piano and percussion, Michael is able to draw on the jazz, hip hop, soul, Cuban and Brazilian aesthetics to improvise and innovate. He has a proven track record of remaining versatile while producing high quality, forward-thinking work. Whether that’s on stage, on screen, or part of an art installation. As a choreographer, a performer or a teacher.

For more information:
2019 Holiday Party & Africa Fundraiser with Wamba
Saturday December 21st 2019
21+/Doors at 8:00 p.m.
7 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

“Making Afrocentric Arts & Entertainment more accessible in the PDX metro area.” #AfrocentricExperience #AfroCollab

Afrocentric: “regarding African or black culture as preeminent.”

Come and celebrate the end of this year in style! End Of Year Holiday Ball – featuring Wamba, an amazing band that will be performing live AfroBeats. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!
Come network with other AfroBeat and Afro-Caribbean lovers, and meet other professionals who are celebrating the end of this year in style.

What to expect: There will be a red carpet, option for free professional photos taken in front of a banner and get a taste of an Ultimate Night Experience curated by the the one and only, DJ SOLO!

Dress Code: Dress to Impress

We believe in you: You deserve to Ball Out!!
Ultimate AfroCentric Experience
*AfroBeats, Afro-Carribean, Hip-Hop, R&B, Afro-Congo, New Hits*

AFRO COLLAB is a coalition of groups and organizations that are working together to showcase the African culture in PDX. Afrocentric experience.


For any questions or VIP reservations, contact: AfroCollabPDX@GMAIL.COM

Wamba and Friends Party for 2020
Friday, January 3rd 2020
21+/$8/Doors at 8:30 p.m.
With original members of Obo Addy’s Kukrudu, Wambapdx, POPgoji and more special guests TBA!
Start off 2020 with a bang! Join Portland’s only world beat band Wambapdx playing everything from Afrobeat to highlife, Caribbean, Afrofunk and Afrojazz jams!
Special guests Israel Annoh and Michael Galen from POPgoji

Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal’s Band 

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Sunday August 25th 2019

Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118

Join us for another amazing two sets of live Senegalese/World Beats/Afrobeat and Afrojazz music with Master Drummer Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal‘s Band and The Black Panther soundtrack backed his new world beat band Walo Walo with members of Wambapdx, World Beat Collective and Shvvvr.

Doors at 7:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv/ $15 dos
To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing
Advance tickets can only be purchased online. We do not sell advance tickets at the venue.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm

Afro-World Music PDX Presents
Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal‘s Band w/Walo Walo
21+/$10/Doors @ 9:00 p.m.
Friday August 29th 2019
Mississippi Pizza Pub
Join us for a night of African inspired music featuring Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal‘s Band and The Black Panther. Accompanied by his backing project Walo Walo with members of POPgoji, Wambapdx, Shvvvr, Malcolm Lewis, Michael Douglas Dougherty, Michael Galen, Eric Bloch Miller, Arietta Ward,Adam Carpinelli and more!
Co-Sponsored by Afro-World Music PDX, Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education, Keys,Beats,Bars, Wambapdx, Remo Inc.


One Love Africa Music Festival

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Saturday August 31st ( Starting at 3p.m.)-September 1st  (Ending at 1:00 a.m.)

Aug 31 at 3 PM – Sep 1 at 1 AM

21+(to drink)

Portland Art Museum

Kridel Ballroom

1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

One Love Africa Music Festival its a Celebration for the Love of African Sound. On August 31st at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR we are showcasing twelve different artists from all over Africa on one stage…..

This brings together people of all ages and backgrounds in celebration of the wealth and variety of African Music. One Love Africa Music Festival

New Jazz Night with Gordon Lee and Shvvvr CD Release
21+/$10/Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday September 5th 2019
Bit House Saloon
727 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Join us for a night of new expressive, experimental and progressive jazz inspired music featuing new original material from Gordon Leeand Shvvvr
Shvvvr we be celebrating with a CD release! Free copies for the first five at the door!