"Dark, mesmeric, uplifting and danceable; you won’t hear anything else like it." ★★★★ Evening Standard
We're excited to announce Ariwo's UK tour. Their 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; 'percussion virtuoso' (Time Out) Hammadi Valdes; figurehead of London's Cuban music scene, Oreste Noda; award-winning Jazz trumpeter Jay Phelps and special guest saxophonist Camilla George.
New album Quasi out 15 April 2019 on MANANA Records
TOUR DATES 2019
22 May BRIGHTON, Brighton Festival
24 May NORWICH, Norwich & Norfolk Festival
25 May LONDON, Giant Steps
30 May, COVENTRY, The Tin
31 May, NEWCASTLE, Cobalt Studios
2 June, BRISTOL, Fleece, co-promoted with Worm Disco Club