Dance, World

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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 has evolved to be one of the go-to world pop-soul bands at NW festivals and events including: What the Fest!, MAI Fest, Oregon Country Fair, Doe Bay Fest, etc.