Afro-Peruvian electronica collective Novalima plays PAX Miami

 

Latin Grammy nominated Novalima mixes Afro-Peruvian roots groove with contemporary electronica.

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By Jordan Levin | jlevin@miamiherald.com

Get a seriously Southern groove on Saturday night with Novalima, a Peruvian collective which combines Afro-Peruvian rhythms and roots with contemporary electronica jiggery. The group returns to Miami, where all things rhythmic and Latin leaning must eventually converge, with a show at PAX.

 If Andean and club culture doesn’t sound like a natural union to you, consider that Latin music has always been rhythmically centered, with rich – no, make that endless seeming - pockets of indigenous and particular styles across the continent, from the Colombian Caribbean coast to deep inside rural Argentina. Add culturally agnostic kids from South America sucking up sounds from across the globe, and yes, Afro-Peruvian-electronica makes perfect sense. These funky godchildren of Susana Baca started out in high school together in Lima, earned a Latin Grammy nomination for their 2009 album Coba Coba, and have played such alt music citadels as LAMC. Now they're touring in support of their next album, Karimba.

 Miami’s beloved and subversive beatmaster DJ Pauer (fresh off his own Latin Grammy nomination) kicks off proceedings at PAX. Doors open at 9pm, music starts at 10pm. Cover is $25 to $30, PAX is at 337 S.W. 8th St, 305 640-5847.

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