Okay, this sounds wild. Local musician Ben Darwish [also] is playing with a 10-piece band at The Goodfoot on Sat, Dec 26th at 9pm. The music will be an tribute to Michael Jackson in the style of afrobeat!
Put on your dancing shoes for an Afrobeat concert inspired by Michael Jackson’s music. Innovative Portland-based composer Ben Darwish will lead a ten-piece band as they interpret Jackson’s songs using Afrobeat techniques popularized by Fela Kuti. The band features members of Commotion, with Tahirah Memory and Gretchen Mitchell on vocals, and master African drummer Neindow Mashud, who frequently performs with Obo Addy. Don’t stop till you get enough! $10.