Preview: Ariwo present Contours @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Saturday 5th December 2020)

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In times like this, we are all in desperate need for something able to inspire us and let our minds wander. Afro-Cuban experimental project Ariwo artists were already very capable of doing that before the Covid madness, but now they’ve topped up their offer with a brand-new show blending together music and dance.

With Contours, an event series shaped by the London-based band and Cuban choreographer Etian Antuche Almeida, the artists will rediscover physicality, touch, contact and connections… Concepts and words that have inevitably transformed their meaning or even disappeared from our vocabulary during the last months.

Through the movements of Mexican dancer and choreographer Vanessa Guevara Flores, music will achieve a bodily dimension expressing all the cultural influences coming from far and wide that have inspired the musicians’ artistry, featuring elements of the Cuban tradition as well as the Mexican and African diasporic ones. 

Then, join Ariwo, Vanessa Guevara Flores and Etian Antuche Almeida at the Jazz Cafe for their rescheduled show on the 5th of December and experience once again the liberating reaction that live music and dance can create when connected.

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