This year’s season concludes with the cutting-edge music of Peru’s Novalima. Fusing folkloric Afro-Peruvian rhythms with reggae, dub, salsa, hip-hop, Afrobeat, electronica, and Cuban son, Novalima is a musical force praised worldwide for uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities, and generations.
Novalima, founded in 2001, brought together four friends from Lima who had a shared passion for both traditional Afro-Peruvian music and modern DJ culture. From a humble start—their debut album was produced in separate countries at the dawn of the internet—Novalima has since recorded four albums and performed at festivals and venues around the world. Catch tracks from their new album, Planetario, at this extraordinary performance.
Arrive early to listen to a DJ set by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez!
Thursday, August 27 at 8:00 PM.
Note: As this is a dance event, seating will be very limited. Bring your dancing shoes!