July 3, 2009

Novalima – Afro-Peruvian Fusion

art071_profile Recently Novalima released a new album with Cumbancha titled Coba Coba Remixed. I encourage you to go visit the last link in order to listen to the album or to purchase it. But if you want to know more about this Peruvian fusion band, we will tell you here the basics.

It all starts when four friends from Lima who travelled to different parts of the world, Peru, Spain, UK and China, and lived there for many years, returned to Peru to make a musical experiment previously unheard of in their country: Afro-Peruvian rhythms  are mixed with dub and other electronic music genres.


Cumbancha rightly describe their music as a search for the common ground between past and future, between tradition and innovation:

Their efforts have also helped bridge the divide between the Peruvian mainstream and the Afro-Peruvian community, a minority population that has struggled against discrimination and the threat of cultural dissolution for generations.

While their sound is futuristic and cutting-edge, the roots of Novalima's music stretch back hundreds of years to the times of slavery and Spanish colonial rule.


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