Novalima

DANCE FLOOR OPEN! Raices: A Series Curated by John Santos

Novalima

Saturday, August 4th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$28 ADV / $32 DOOR (plus fees)

  • Dance floor open!
  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Novalima
Novalima
"Afro-Peruvian tradition collides with modern production techniques to create an infectious hybrid.”
– Jason Bentley, Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW Los Angeles


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. 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. In a far-too-familiar tale,African slaves were brought to Peru as early as the 1500s until the middle of the 19th Century, establishing an outpost of African culture in South America. Over the years, the soul and rhythms of Africa blended with the melodies and instruments of Europe and the Andes. The result is rich musical repertoire that has existed for generations on the periphery of Peruvian popular culture.
Raices
Contemporary (Latino) American Music
Curated by John Santos


A concert series of diverse Latino (American) music representing hemispheric creativity in a wide range of formats interpreted by several of the most dynamic interpreters in the field. The term America in its true sense refers to North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean islands. Accordingly, Latin American music defies brief descriptions. Folk syles and rhythms in traditional and evolutionary settings, dance music and jazz play seminal roles in this series.

View upcoming shows in the Raices series.