Take a trip around the world with Shamik's Global Rotations

 Nuba has countless amazing employees who are equally amazing artists. One in particular, Shamik, recently released a full-length album of world-music influenced instrumental hip hop that we thought you might enjoy. In his own words...

 

Here is the first instalment of Global Rotations. It's an instrumental hip hop beat quest through sounds of India, Morocco, Russia, USA, France, Philippines, and Indonesia. When I was wrapping up my album last summer, I started diving into a lot of the world music I had been collecting. Building my library was the equivalent of having access to an array of beautiful instruments. I challenged myself to create many moods throughout the album, and I'm grateful for how it all turned out.

  You can stream Global Rotations below. If you'd like to donate and download a copy, you can do that here.  

  Follow Shamik online www.shamikmusic.com www.facebook.com/shamikmusic www.twitter.com/shamikmusic www.instagram.com/shamikmusic  

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Bronwen Marsden

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Bronwen is a server and supervisor at our Mount Pleasant location.  

My name is... Bronwen Marsden.

At Nuba I... serve and sometimes supervise. Primarily, though, I do my best to make sure everyone has a lovely time.

My super power is...

finding and fixing wobbly tables. Anywhere there's a wobbly table, you'll see me armed with a pocket full of Steady Eddies. Seriously.

When I'm not at Nuba I...

writing plays, drinking wine, crocheting doilies, climbing rocks, listening to records, perfecting my Eagle Pose, playing tabletop RPGs, growing tomatoes, enjoying live theatre, competing in vegan cook-offs, and generally having a good time.

The last book I read was… Home by Toni Morrison.

My dream Jeopardy category is…

just about anything to do with food. I spend an embarrassing amount of time reading about it.

My favourite things to do with an out-of-town guest are...

bike rides around town and visits to all of my favourite restaurants.

My signature dance move is...

the Run-in-Place Hip Shake.

I never leave home without... a notebook and a pen. Also, my keys.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... Najib's Special. (That stuff is addictive.) Unless it's before noon, in which case I eat Mjadra: the breakfast of champions.   photo by Lindsay Elliot  

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Andrew Zeleny

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Andrew is a waiter at our Gastown location.  

My name is... Andrew Z.

At Nuba I... work as a waiter, mostly at lunchtime, which is my favourite meal of the day.

My super power is...

the ability to fly.

When I'm not at Nuba I...

am usually outside with friends snowboarding and biking or hanging out in parks and beaches.

The last book I read was… The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.

My dream Jeopardy category is…

"Words that End with Y".

My favourite things to do with an out-of-town guest are...

to bike the seawall, go hiking, take them to Whistler, hit the beaches, go for late night strolls in Gastown, and, most of all, share Nuba with them.

My signature dance move is...

The Shopping Cart.

I never leave home without... my pants.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... a side of Mjadra, with a bit of rice and potatoes, a chicken skewer, and lots and lots of pickles and hot sauce. I literally do shots of hot sauce. It's SO GOOD!  

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Shawn Goodson

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Shawn is the GM of our Kitsilano location.  

My name is... Shawn Goodson.

My super power is...

that I'm a Zen focus master.

When I'm not at Nuba I...

drink wine, eat food, and play with puppies.

The last book I read was… the Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff.

My dream Jeopardy category is…

"Yoga Mats".

My favourite thing to do with an out-of-town guest is...

tea and cake.

My signature dance move is...

line dancing.

I never leave home without... my Isabelle Dunlop neck scarf.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... everything!  

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Laura Landsberg

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Laura works the counter with a smile at our Mount Pleasant location.  

My name is... Laura (or Laurita, as everyone calls me at Nuba) Landsberg.

At Nuba I... dance, sing, and make really bad jokes (while making drinks for customers).

My super power is...

maintaining enthusiasm throughout the day.

When I'm not at Nuba I...

am studying :(

The last book I read was… Canoeing the Mountain by Phil Weir.

My dream Jeopardy category is…

"90's Pop Culture".

My favourite thing to do with an out-of-town guest is...

dinner at Nuba and hittin' the town for some dancing, wherever that might be.

My signature dance move is...

the point.

I never leave home without... my iPod.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... daily soup with hummus (hot sauce on the hummus, yum!), cucumber slices, and a falafel ball.  

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Francesca Belcourt

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Francesca works at our Gastown location by day and is a talented, young musician by night.  

My name is... Francesca Belcourt.

At Nuba I... make a huge mess, then clean it all up. In between, I make everyone delicious fresh juice and coffee.

My super power is...

manifesting my destiny.

When I'm not at Nuba I...

am writing, recording, producing, and performing bangin' tunes!

The last book I read was… Just Kids by Patti Smith.

My dream Jeopardy category is…

"West Coast sea life".

My favourite thing to do with an out-of-town guest is...

bring them to surreal, illegal dance parties and feed them coconut buns from New Town.

My signature dance move is...

the baby dance.

I never leave home without... a poetry book, lol.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... as much as the chefs will give me!     www.francescabelcourt.com Listen to Francesca's new album here

 

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Slone Romano

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Slone is a chef at Nuba's Gastown location.  

My name is... Slone Romano.

At Nuba I... am kind of a big deal. My apartment smells of rich mahogany and I have many leatherbound books.

My super power is...

being able to find anything my staff is looking for in the restaurant. Also singing horribly through most of service (oops?).

When I'm not at Nuba I...

"When I'm not at Nuba..." Good one! When I do have spare time I enjoy sleeping, cooking for my friends, knitting mittens for kittens, and making obscure South Park references.

The last book I read was… a cookbook! (Or the Game of Thrones series.)

My dream Jeopardy category is…

"80s and 90s Song Lyrics".

My favourite thing to do with an out-of-town guest is...

show them how beautiful it is here and then good food and good drinks.

My signature dance move is...

embarrassing.

I never leave home without... my sarcastic sense of humour.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... a double whiskey!

   

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Lani Eberts

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Lani is Nuba's catering manager.  

My name is... Lani Eberts.

At Nuba I... make large amounts of Nuba food for 10-100+ people! I plan weddings, parties, and events and put out "fires" occasionally.

My super power is...

being an flexible and organized multi-tasker!

When I'm not at Nuba I...

am the organizer & grant recipient for The East Van Yoga Project. I also teach yoga at Eastside Fitness. Last but not least I am the Communications Assistant for YogaBC:

The last book I read was… Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

My dream Jeopardy category is…

Sanskreet Words.

My favourite thing to do with an out-of-town guest is...

take them for yoga in the morning, Wreck Beach in the afternoon, Nuba for dinner, and to a local show for the evening.

My signature dance move is...

the butterfly!

I never leave home without... a big felt hat that protects from the sun and rain.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... garden falafel forevs.

  www.yogilani.wordpress.com @lanieberts

 

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Jennifer Cline

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Jennifer is the daytime sous chef at our Gastown location.

 

My name is... Jennifer Cline.

My super power is...

my infectious smile, determination, and ability to cook a busy lunch/dinner service.

When I'm not at Nuba I...

gathering with friends for food (potlucks and going out together), going to Revolver for amazing coffee, singing at my church, hiking, going on walks, and being outside as much as I can.

The last book I read was… Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist.

My dream Jeopardy category is…

Everything about the TV Show Friends for $1,000, Alex...

My favourite thing to do with an out-of-town guest is...

to take them out for dinner and drinks, take them surfing in Tofino, going to Revolver for coffee, and going for a hike.

My signature dance move is...

the fist pump, all the way!

I never leave home without... my lip balm.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... whatever the chef wants to create for me. If I do choose something from the menu, it would be our Steelhead Trout dinner entree.

 

Meet a Member of the Nuba Team – Rory Marck

  Meet a member of the Nuba team! Rory is a server and supervisor at our Mount Pleasant location.

 

My name is... Rory Marck.

At Nuba I...

smile a lot.

My super power is...

commonly unleashed on a Friday night.

When I'm not at Nuba I...

facilitate creative writing and story telling workshops with the Downtown Eastside Studio Society, ride my bike, eat sushi, read stuff, write things, surf, and snowboard.

The last book I read was… Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.

My dream Jeopardy category is…

Scholastic Book Club Selections or 90s Pop Lyrics.

My favourite thing to do with an out-of-town guest is...

potlucks, brunches, and potluck brunches.

My signature dance move is...

the stationary skip rope, perfected at Shambhala 2005.

I never leave home without... the sinking feeling that I'm forgetting something.

When I'm eating at Nuba I order... a deconstructed garden falafel pita with plenty of avocado and hot sauce.