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Ariwo are a Cuban/Iranian four-piece focused on the rich intersection between electronic music, Afro-Cuban rhythm and Iranian mysticism.
The band brings together POUYA EHSAEI - hailed as belonging “in that precious pile” of Iranian electronic music composers [Boomkat] - and three of London’s most influential Cuban musicians; Irakere and Carlos Acosta’s Latin Grammy winning percussion virtuoso, HAMMADI VALDES; Yussef Kamaal and Sierra Maestra lead trumpeter, YELFRIS VALDES; and godfather of London’s Cuban scene, ORESTE NODA.
Producer and percussionist Vince Vella teams up with virtuoso pianist Kishon Khan and cuban singer/trombonist Rene Alvarez for an eclectic journey touching beats, electronics and afrocuban vibes.
Lex will be spinning records until close with an eclectic mix of music , brazilian funk | Afro bits | Post Punk and of course some more afro cuban grooves...
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