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  • review November 19, 2015


    The Peruvian band Bareto’s new album follows the template set out by chicha bands since the ’70s with psyched-out, slippery guitar lines all over their album. But the record lives up to its name, Impredecible, (Spanish for “unpredictable”) by refusing to stay in … Read more »

  • blog July 27, 2015

    New Book on Peru From Sounds and Colours

    After releasing two terrific books on music and culture in Colombia and Brazil, Sounds and Colours has turned to another South American country with a fascinating history and vibrant music scene: Peru. The 200-page book contains articles on everything from … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2015

    Afropop Premiere: New Track from Novalima

    Since their formation in 2001, Lima, Peru’s Novalima has become one of the world’s leading Afro-Peruvian ensembles, mixing traditional rhythms with electronic and dub influences. For their newest album, Planetario (available for purchase from Wonderwheel Recordings), the band took a more … Read more »

  • interview October 7, 2014

    A Mission to Spread Peruvian Funk: Martin Morales Interviewed

    Tiger’s Milk is a British record label that is dedicated to compiling explosive and rare tracks from Peru’s past and telling the fascinating stories behind them. After dropping the exquisite Peru Maravilloso last year, the label’s new compilation, Peru Bravo: … Read more »

  • blog February 21, 2013

    2/21: The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet CD Release Party

    Catch the release party for, Party Like A King, the new album from The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, tonight at Zinc Bar. It’s no wonder that The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet is the standard-bearer in contemporary Afro-Peruvian Jazz. With their … Read more »

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