Sunday 3rd June⋄ TBC ⋄ Stage On The Green
This act performed at The Great Estate in 2018. Expect even more in 2019. Tickets on sale now.
Penya’s percussive wanderings in Cuba, Turkey, Morocco, India, Peru and Tanzania have garnered a tribal, alternative dance floor take on Afro-Latin rhythms.
Many of Penyas’ songs touch on ancient Afro-Cuban melodies sung by the band’s multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Lilli Elina, whilst other tracks are wide open electronic groove scapes that draw on percussion don Jim Le Ms experiences as a ceremonial Bata drummer. Viva Msimang’s dubbed-out trombone improvisations, percussion and backing vocal contributions complete the Penya soundscape.
Penyas’ releases have been hailed by Gilles Peterson and Tom Ravenscroft, (BBC 6 music), Nick Luscomb (BBC Radio 3), Jeremy Sole (KRCW) Worldwide FM (Thristian and Will LV), Bonobo, Band Camp, Best Before (Channel 4), Boiler Room, DJ Khalab, NTS, Soho and Radar Radio