Afro-Peruvian Renovators Novalima to Perform at globalFEST 2011

Novalima - Photo by Guillermo Figueroa
Novalima will be performing at globalFEST 2011 at New York City’s Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.) on January 9.

Originally the product of a long-distance musical collaboration between four Peruvian friends who adored Afro-Peruvian traditions and global DJ culture, Novalima uses cutting-edge sounds to explore the rhythmic and vocal treasures of Peru’s once denigrated African-roots community.

Novalima unites cosmopolitan musicians with traditional Afro-Peruvian masters, including renowned percussionists and drummers. This groundbreaking collaboration has made a major step toward greater understanding—as well as hip, smart dance music.

Festival line-Up

  • Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (U.S. debut)
  • Creole Choir of Cuba
  • Diblo Dibala
  • Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (NYC solo debut)
  • La-33
  • Novalima
  • Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
  • Pedrito Martinez Group
  • RAM
  • Red Baraat
  • Rhythm of Rajasthan
  • Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut)

The one-night festival includes three U.S. debuts and one New York debut. Tickets are $35 if purchased by November 30, $40 thereafter, including at the door. ($35 for members of World Music Institute) ( or by phone through World Music Institute box office: 212-545-7536).

globalFEST 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Webster Hall
125 E 11th St., New York, NY
between 3rd and 4th avenues

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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