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Ch'usay album cover.

You Need to Hear Afro-Peruvian Group Novalima's New Single 'Agua'

We premiere the new single from the Peruvian group's upcoming album, Ch'usay.

For 15 years, Novalima have been spearheading the fusion of music from the often-overlooked and discriminated Afro-Peruvian community with modern electronic sounds.

The Grammy-nominated band is now readying the release of their upcoming full-length album, Ch'usay (which translates to 'voyage' in the Incan language of Quechua), which will see them collaborate with newer artists from the Peruvian and Latin American scene.

"Agua," which we're premiering here today, is a hypnotizing track built on a blend of Kenyan-inspired rhythms and Afro-Peruvian percussion instruments. The song also features help from Cuban rapper Kumar, as well as Peruvian legend Lucho Reyes.

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