FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVALIMA ANNOUNCES LA DANZA EP PART 2
WITH NEW SINGLE “SOY PALENQUE”
OUT NOW ON SIX DEGREES RECORDS!
The pioneering Afro-Peruvian sound system and Latin GRAMMY nominees NOVALIMA is thrilled to announce the release of their scorching new single, “Soy Palenque”, featuring the sensational vocals of Karolinativa, a Peruvian MC that vindicates Afro-Peruvian identity through her lyrics, and an electrifying brass ensemble by Mexican dub jazz duo Man After Man.
This track is the first glimpse into NOAVALIMA’s sizzling “La Danza EP Pt 2”, set to drop on October 27th on Six Degrees Records
On the new EPs La Danza Part 1 & 2, Novalima has 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 has been showcased on their current 20th anniversary U.S. tour, as they have prepared 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 lineup 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.
La Danza EP Part 2:
Mil Noches feat. Pahua
Aqui y Ahora feat. Pablo Watusi
Soy Palenque feat. Karolinativa, Man After Man (single)
Canto del Agua feat. Chaska
October 05 @ Joshua Tree Festival – Joshua Tree, CA
October 07 @ The Cedar – Minneapolis, MN
October 09 @ Indigenous Peoples Day Festival – Chicago, IL
November 21 @ Gran Teatro Nacional – Lima. PE