Coba Coba

CD Released On: Jan 13, 2009
Released By: Cumbancha

release description

On their new album, Coba Coba, Novalima expands on the critically-acclaimed formula they developed with their two previous recordings, while taking their inspiring fusion in new and exciting directions. The album's title is derived from an Afro-Peruvian expression used to incite musicians, much like shouting "Go for it!" or "Take it!" to a musician in the midst of a great solo. Special guests include New Zealand nu-jazz keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe, the popular Cuban hip-hop group Obsesión and Spanish alternative rocker Gecko Turner. British producer Toni Economides, a regular collaborator of Nitin Sawhney, Da Lata, and Bugz In The Attic among others, adds his special touch on the album's mixes.

The success of Novalima's approach was never more evident than during a recent monumental concert in the main public square of Lima. Performing in front of a pulsating crowd of more than 30,000 people, Novalima presented their new vision of Afro-Peruvian music to an astounded an appreciative audience who knew they were witnessing history in the making.

Coba Coba promises to bring even wider recognition to this innovative group, while furthering their mission to inspire new generations to appreciate and respect the Afro-Peruvian contribution to the world of music. With a fresh and innovative sound that stands on a centuries-old foundation of soul and heritage, Novalima promises to keep Afro-Peruvian expression thriving long into the future.


Cumbancha has plans for pressing a limited edition vinyl double-album including all of Coba Coba as well as an album of remixes. Stay tuned!

Fusión Peruana



NOVALIMA @ Sonidos del Mundo (Part 1/3)

NOVALIMA @ Sonidos del Mundo (Part 2/3)

NOVALIMA @ Sonidos del Mundo (Part 3/3)

Tour Dates

24-Mar New York, NY SOBs - N. American Debut | More Info

26-Mar Marseille, FR Babel Med - Docks des Suds

27-Mar Nice, FR Babel Med

28-Mar Utrecht, NL Rasa

29-Mar Amsterdam, NL Sugar Factory

30-Mar Vienna, AT Szene

1-Apr London, UK La Linea Festival Cargo

2-Apr Barcelona, ES TBC

3-Apr Paris, FR Cafe de la Danse

4-Apr Cologne, DE WDR Radio Session Gloria

5-Apr Berlin, DE TBD

30-May Winterthur, CH Afro-Pfingsten

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