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The pioneering Afro-Peruvian band Novalima return for a first London show in 6 years as part of their international tour to coincide with the release of their latest album ‘Planetario’ released on Brooklyn’s Wonderwheel Recordings.
From their humble start, file-sharing musical ideas and producing their first album in separate countries during the dawn of the internet, Novalima is now a live musical force revered worldwide for breaking boundaries and uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities, and generations. They have created an inspiring movement and revolutionized the music scene in their native Peru by bridging a longstanding divide between the mainstream and the minority Afro-Peruvian community, who have struggled against discrimination and cultural dissolution for generations.
The album Planetario was created over the last two years. Its name signals Novalima’s musical growth and international connections – much of the album was recorded on tour when they collaborated with top local and international musicians. There is a strong connection to Colombia created through a remarkable recording session in Bogota organized by members of La-33 including Sidestepper vocalist Eka Muñoz, Pernett and La Mamba Negra. The album also has offerings from global artists such as Marc de Clive Lowe (UK/NZ), Panko from Ojos de Brujo (Spain), and Kumar (Cuban rapper based in Barcelona).
Joining them will on the night will be iZem (Lisbon). A much travelled DJ, Producer, Radio Presenter and beat raconteur. Often writing music whilst crossing continents, the only place iZem allows dust to settle is in the heart, heat and rhythms of his local-global, analogue-digital, genre defying, future sounds.
“An exciting take on Brazilian music” – Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6)
“This tune is so good that I had to cut a dub plate 45 to play it out” – Quantic
Plus we’ve teamed up with Ceviche and Tiger’s Milk, Martin Morales’ Peruvian restaurant and record label to give away a special goodie bag to every ticket holder including a FREE download of their amazing Peru Bravo compilation.
Part of the Movimientos10 mini-festival. Celebrating a decade of conscious Latin vibes in the capital.