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This is our versión of an “Ingá”, a traditional dance to a fast paced festejo style, which like many of our songs, started to take shape jamming during soundchecks while on tour in Europe. Guayabo is a small rural town next to El Carmen, Chincha,(where the video for Coba Guarango was filmed) that has maintained afroperuvian tradition almost intact through time, and where many of the best afroperuvian percussionists come from. The lyrics describe the festive spirit of the town , particularly during the Yunza, a street carnival celebrating fertility where most of the town becomes one big dance.


rumbo al guayabo,
danza bajo la luna
la penas….al pasado
los muertos... a la tumba

ritmos africanos
salen del corazón
corren por mis venas
al compas del socavón..

vamos repica cajonero
que esta noche festejo
para olvida’ las penas
que suene el golpe a tierra

Al cañaveral

canción de yunza,
corta la caña,
lleva el carbón”

q para amante ,
estoy sólo yo”

Al cañaveral,
me voy al Guayabo

On my way to guayabo, To Dance under the moon
To Leave all trouble behind, To Leave the dead in the grave
African rythms, Come from the heart
Run through my veins, To the beat of the “socavon”
Come on play louder, cajonero
'Cause tonight we celebrate
To forget all sorrow
Lets hear the "golpe tierra"

To the cane fields

Song of the yunza, "Huanchihualo
Cut the cane, carry the coal
Huanchihualito, Huanchihualo
'Cause to love you, there's only me"

Im going to guayabo, To the cane fields


from Karimba, released June 15, 2012
(music, lyrics by Rafael Morales )

Milagros Guerrero – vocals
Pepe Vasquez – backing vocals
Rafael Morales – guitar, programming
Alfonso Montesinos - bass
Grimaldo Del Solar - programming
Orlando carbonero – trombone
Javier Pacheco Mendoza - trumpet
Marcos mosquera – congas, cowbell
Mangue Vasquez – cajon
Constantino Alvarez – timbale


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With a shared passion for traditional Afro-Peruvian music and global DJ culture, Grammy-nominated Novalima stands in the common ground bridging past and future, uniting tradition and innovation.


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