World music label Cumbancha announced the new release by the cutting-edge Peruvian ensemble Novalima. The album, titled Coba Coba will be out in mid-October. Novalima’s pioneering blend of traditional Afro-Peruvian rhythms and melodies with the hip grooves and beats of modern club culture have made them one of the biggest selling groups in Peruvian music history. Like the Bajofondo Tango Club, Chambao, Ojos de Brujo and Thievery Corporation, Novalima takes soulful roots music and gives it a modern and appealing twist.
Afro, the debut album by producers Ramón Pérez Prieto, Rafael Morales, Carlos Li Carrillo and Grimaldo del Solar, was recorded in Lima, London, Rio de Janeirio, Hong Kong and Barcelona, this band is the very definition of “world” culture. Employing a host of important names in Peruvian music for the recording such as legends Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Lucila Campos, Lucha Reyes and Zambo Cavero, Novalima spans generations as easily as terrain.