Novalima - 'Coba Coba'

Tagged with: Novalima afro-peru afro-peruvian afro-peruano afro Toni Economides Obsesión Lucia Vivanco Gecko Turner Carlos Uribe Mark de Clive Lowe Pedro Urrutia Cumbancha

[Cumbancha CMB CD 9]

Coba Coba is an Afro-Peruvian expression akin to ‘Go for it!’ and Novalima do that in all the best ways.

The band have at their roots a bedrock of Afro-Peruvian rhythms and melodies which they freely envelop with a mix that incorporates Latin, dub and electronica.

Special guests include New Zealand nu-jazz keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe and Cuban hip-hop group Obsesión, while producer Toni Economides (Nitin Sawhney and Bugz In The Attic) brings it all together with just the right feel of soulful roots meets edgy grooves.

Have a listen to tracks like ‘Coba Guarango’ and be prepared to be moved. Top stuff. (Graham Radley)