Afro-cuban polyrhythms meet electronics in new Ariwo album, Quasi

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With cameos by Binker Golding, Joe-Armon Jones, Yelfris Valdés and Tommy Lowry Garcia.

Cuban/Iranian trio Ariwo are releasing a new album called Quasi, this April via Manana Records.

Its seven tracks mix Afro-Cuban influences with avant-garde jazz and techno; listen to the horn-fuelled, percussive incantations of ‘El Alacran’ below:

Quasi’s artwork features photography by Iranian artist Ashin Chizari taken at Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf.

The album follows Ariwo’s 2017 self-titled debut LP, which was also released on Manana.

Ariwo will play a live set with music from Quasi at Oval Space on Saturday 23rd March, alongside performances and DJ sets by Space Afrika, Conforce, Burnt Friedman & Mohammad and Reza Mortazavi.

Pre-order the LP here on 5th April ahead of its 15th April release, check out the cover art and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Abakuá
2. Bembe
3. Pyramid
4. Quasi
5. Dasht
6. El Alacrán
7. Bandar

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