It might not be the same as enjoying their set under a stage, dancing to and experiencing first-hand their visionary Afro-Latin percussion-led sound, but you can still make the most of and revel in Penya‘s dreamy and inspiring vibes in our current locked down times. How? For example, attending, wherever you are in the world, the online stream event organised by Folklore tomorrow evening.
From 8PM to 10PM (UK Time), Penya will indeed go live from the Hackney venue to present their brand-new show. The London-based band, on a mission to redefine the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latin musical linkage and meanings, will be releasing their second album in May (on their recently launched label Limilal) and the upcoming “virtual” gig is an opportunity to get acquainted with their new wide-ranging work that will expand their artistic vision to new horizons, far beyond the Atlantic connection reaching the Mediterranean and Eastern Africa.
To open and close the show, they will be supported by two DJ-sets by LilliElina, pianist, percussionist, bassist, vocalist and Cuban soul of the band, and Worldwide FM Pan-Latin “eclecticist” DJ Papaoul.
These days, when we are all in need of some daydreaming inspiration to let our minds wander and wonder, Penya with their spell-inducing music has what it takes. Join them tomorrow evening and evade the lockdown to travel far and wide in our imagination.
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