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Gig Alert: Novalima

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Novalima
“Se Me Van”
Playing Wednesday at Central Park Summerstage
(Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (enter at Fifth Ave. and 72nd St.)
Get: Tickets (FREE) | Directions

The deep, off-kilter rhythms of Afro-Peruvian music — festejo, landó, alcatraz — get a remodeling by Novalima, a collective of musicians, singers, and producers spread out between Lima and London. The group takes the traditional songs and sounds of coastal Peru’s black minority and invigorates them with funky club beats, old-school vocal samples and soaring horns. To do so, they use a mix of live instruments, like the traditional cajón box drum, and electronic elements. On Wednesday, the collective plays Summerstage as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference alongside Mexican alt diva Ely Guerra and Catalan rockeros Jarabe de Palo.

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