Afro was Novalima’s first international release,and their first attempt to bring Afro-Peruvian music up to date in the same way as Nicomedes Santa Cruzand others did decades ago, when the fragile existence of this music was fading. They were very satisfied with the result, which is rawand acoustic but at the same time electronic. Dark but soulful. Deepand haunting at times.
Novalima are joined on this album by some of the finest Afro-Peruvian musicians on cajon, guitarand vocals giving every song a live feel. The album includes additional production on all tracks by Nitin Sawhney’sand Da Lata’s studio wizard Toni Economides.