Afro-Peruvian tradition collides with modern production techniques to create an infectious hybrid. (Jason Bentley, Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW)
Like Gotan Project at their best, this Afro-Peruvian outfit takes the rhythmic and melodic forms of its traditional music and make something wholly vital and contemporary out of them. Muscular, idiosyncratic grooves. (The Independent, UK)
Since its formation in 2001, Novalima has been breaking down boundaries, uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities and generations to create an inspiring movement that has revolutionized the music scene in their native Peru. Founded by four friends from Lima with a shared passion for both traditional Afro-Peruvian music and modern DJ culture, Novalima searches for the common ground between past and future, between tradition and innovation. Novalima has garnered critical acclaim from mainstream and underground media alike. Their album Coba Coba (Cumbancha) received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album and landed at #1 on the CMJ New World and Latin Alternative Charts. Recently, the band’s music landed as the title cut in cult filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s hit Mexploitation movie Machete.
Twin Cities-based acoustic Afro-Peruvian band Peña will open tonight.
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