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





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.


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