NOVALIMA ANNOUNCES 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR!
UPCOMING SINGLE “LA DANZA” IS TITLE TRACK TO NEW EP AND OUT JUNE 7TH
ON SIX DEGREES RECORDS
The pioneering Afro-Peruvian sound system NOVALIMA is proud to celebrate their 20th anniversary with an upcoming U.S. tour kicking off on August 3rd in Los Angeles. In addition, the band has been releasing new music with the single “El Tiempo” featuring the acclaimed Brazilian singer-songwriter Dom La Nena alongside a Captain Planet Remix. On June 7th, the Latin GRAMMY nominees will release “La Danza” the title track to their forthcoming EP out June 23rd. Pre-save and pre-order the release at https://novalima.lnk.to/ladanzaEP.
With La Danza (the single and EP), the worldwide ambassadors of the new Afro-Peruvian sound, Novalima, continues to explore the ever evolving soundscapes of the global African diaspora with the concept that life is a dance that constantly evolves. The title track “La Danza” features the mesmerizing guest vocals of Colombian artist Pablo Watusi (ex La33), complemented by the powerful main vocals of Novalima’s Milagros Guerrero and emphasizing that we are the dancers, being one with the essence of life. The band explains, “Life will move according to how you want it to or how you want to ‘dance’ to it.”
On the forthcoming release, Novalima have collaborated with a new generation of artists who’ve reinterpreted their African Heritage. And sonically they experimented with both emerging sounds coming out of Peru and the world. All while paying homage to their African heritage as well as traditional African grooves and instruments.
This will be showcased on their upcoming 20th anniversary U.S. tour, as they prepare a playlist that includes songs from all of their previous albums as well as singles from their upcoming new album. They have also done some changes to the live line up since the pandemic, adding Ivon Muñoz, a young Afro Peruvian musician and dancer who plays cajon, percussion and adds Afro Peruvian tap dancing to the show.
Novalima is thrilled to be back on the road to celebrate with their fans stating, “We’ve been aiming to export Peruvian culture through our music over the past 20 years, and so far we’ve been blessed by playing all over the world and meeting new great artists, who’ve somehow inspired our growth in music and our own artistic evolution. We are proud to be able to still be on the road with our family: our amazing live band, and this year we plan to take over new audiences to spread even more our music to younger crowds through our live concerts, which will be an exhilarating dance experience.”
During their career, Novalima has garnered worldwide critical acclaim from mainstream (NPR, UK Guardian, Wall Street Journal, La Presse, Metro, Billboard) and underground media (Giant Step, Remezcla, Sounds & Colors, Nat Geo) alike, delivered legendary performances around the world at festivals such as Roskilde, WOMAD, Pirineos Sur, NYC Central Park, Montreal Jazz Festival and Chicago’s Millennium Park, earned a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album, and were featured in cult filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s hit Mexploitation movie Machete.
August 03 @ The Moroccan Lounge “Le Frique Sonique” – Los Angeles, CA
August 04 @ The High Dive – Seattle WA
August 05 @ Pickathon Festival – Portland, OR
August 06 @ Pickathon Festival – Portland, OR
August 09 @ Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA
August 10 @ Lensic Performing Arts Center – Santa Fe, NM
August 11 @ Levitt Pavilion – Denver, CO
August 12 @ Taos Mesa Brewing – Taos, NM
August 16 @ Union Stage – Washington, DC
August 17 @ Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA
August 18 @ Unifier Festival – Tolland, MA
August 19 @ DROM – New York City, NY
October 05 @ Joshua Tree Festival – Joshua Tree, CA
October 07 @ The Cedar – Minneapolis, MN
October 09 @ Indigenous Peoples Day Festival – Chicago, IL