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"Dark, mesmeric, uplifting and danceable; you won’t hear anything else like it." ★★★★ Evening Standard

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Wed 22 May 2019
8:00PM
BRIGHTON
Fri 24 May 2019
10:00PM
NORWICH
Sat 25 May 2019
3:00PM
LONDON
Thu 30 May 2019
8:00PM
Coventry
Fri 31 May 2019
8:00PM
NEWCASTLE
Sun 02 Jun 2019
7:30PM
BRISTOL

Ariwo’s sets are arresting affairs, holding audience’s hostage to their hypnotic grooves as they invite them into a new sound world.

In Yoruba the word Ariwo means “noise”, which captures the band’s desire to combine traditional rhythms into a live electronic performance, challenging perceptions of ancestral music, and connecting diverse cultures from around the world.

Ariwo bring together Iranian electronic composer Pouya Ehsaei; Carlos Acosta and Irakere’s Latin Grammy winning percussion virtuoso Hammadi Valdes; figurehead of London's Cuban music scene, Oreste Noda; and Ropeadope’s award-winning Jazz trumpeter Jay Phelps. Plus special guest acclaimed UK saxophonist Camilla George.

“A soundscape that was paralysing & moving all at once” Pitchfork

New album Quasi out 17 May 2019 on MANANA Records

Listen to the album teaser here

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Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2sjL0Vd
Bandcamp: https://ariwo.bandcamp.com/album/ariwo

HAMMADI VALDES
Cuban ‘percussion virtuoso’ (Time Out), HAMMADI VALDES, was Musical Director for Carlos Acosta for 10 years; has won a Latin Grammy for his work with Chucho Valdes; has toured with Irakere; and played with the London Philharmonic, BJ Cole & Charles Hazlewood amongst others.

JAY PHELPS
Ropeadope Record’s stellar Trumpeter JAY PHELPS has recorded with a who’s who of international Jazz artists like Courtney Pine, George Benson, Amy Winehouse and Hugh Masekela. He has been compared to American trumpet stars Wynton Marsalis and Terence Blanchard.

POUYA EHSAEI
Acclaimed Iranian electronic composer POUYA EHSAEI’s debut album ‘Where’ (Entr’acte) was hailed as belonging “in that precious pile” of Iranian electronic music pioneers (Boomkat). His latest release is on Opal Tapes' sub label Zabte Sote.

ORESTE NODA
ORESTE NODA, is regarded as one of the UK’s premier Cuban-born percussionists. He has played and recorded with world renowned artists like Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Vista Social Club), Changuito (Los Van Van) and Graham Coxon (Blur)

CAMILLA GEORGE
MOBO-nominated, Nigerian born saxophonist and star of the award-winning group Jazz Jamaica. Camilla’s love of fusing African and Western Music to make her own unique style is a key reason why she is a firm fixture on the new London Jazz scene alongside peers such as Nubya Garcia and Shabaka Hutchings. www.camillageorge.com

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