Jujuba delivers an infectious, danceable, and funky style of Nigerian Juju and Afrobeat music. Mixing in elements from other West African influences.
Nojeem Lasisi, from Igbo Ora, Oyo State, in Nigeria, ranks among the world’s elite talking drum players. He 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 Lasisi and Jujuba have created a unique blend of African and Western music influenced by the deep traditions of the over 400 cultural groups which make up Nigeria.
Jujuba delivers an infectious, danceable, and funky style of Nigerian Afrobeat and Juju music. The band combines dense rhythmical forms with articulate melodies and energetic soloing. Jujuba features Nojeem Lasisi, one of the world’s elite talking drum players, and an ensemble of musicians and vocalists playing a unique blend of African and Western music.
Jujuba The funky Afrobeat from this 11-piece band is enhanced with the presence of Nigerian master talking-drummer Nojeem Lasisi. A full horn section, congas and keyboards add to the fun, jam-oriented vibe--THE OREGONIAN