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Me Gusta 3rd Birthday w/ Penya on Friday 1st November 2019
This November marks the 3rd anniversary since our humble beginnings in a 3-bed student house in South Manchester. A pure harmonising of DJ's and artists spreading from Ecuador, Kenya, Togo, France, United Kingdom, Norway and Bermuda. We couldn't think of any other way to celebrate the occasion with another international unifying group such as the groundbreaking PENYA for their Manchester debut!
It seems we've landed on Halloween Friday so we expect the most eye-opening 'Cinco de Mayo', Afro-Futurism, Dystopian and tribal spirit the YES Pink Room has ever seen. There will be prizes for best efforts!
Penya are a 4 piece percussion driven electronic quartet led by producer and multi-instrumentalist Magnus PI.
Penya’s percussive wanderings in Cuba, Turkey, Morocco, Peru, Tanzania and India 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 / 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), Worldwide FM (Thristian and Will LV), Boiler Room, Stamp the Wax, the vinyl factory, NTS, and a host of other producers including Dengue Dengue Dengue, Bonobo, DJ Khalab, and DJ Jose Marquez
Music Genres: African, Alternative, Disco, House, Latin
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