Penya, a multi-genre blend of ancestral rhythms and chants with a particular penchant for Afro-Cuban music galvanised by periods spent living in Havana.
Their name derives from the Spanish word ‘Peña’ which describes a meeting place for musicians, true lovers of music & celebration!
Through their polyglot musical and lyrical expression they seek to create a vision of how to live & grow from where we start, into the fullness of our humanity.
Penya sings in Spanish, Yoruba, Finnish, French, and English, idioms with which they connect through upbringing, family, & other ties.
Penya has a remix EP dropping on December 3 2021, with GB PR support and a sterling lineup of artists in tow on remix duties!
Their latest self produced and self released LP ‘Penya’ questions “how deeply our musical roots reach into the unseen places that keep us anchored to the real world.”
DJ Raff first made his name in Chile where he helped to sow the seeds of what is now considered one of the most important Hip Hop scenes of Latin America before progressing to producing electronic music. His creative sampling, big beats and arrangements earned him a place among Latin America’s most highly regarded DJs and producers.
Hi name appears as a DJ/ sound engineer/producer on over 50 hip-hop releases in Chile, including that of Anna Tijoux’s group Makiza. In 2011 he released the game changing ‘Latino & Proud’ on Nacional Records (Bomba Estereo, Ana Tijoux) which featured on EA Sports FIFA 2012. His last album ‘Movimiento’ was released in 2017 on Nacional records, following which he moved to London where he’s been busy releasing via Big In Japan and making remixes for the likes of Dengue Dengue Dengue alongside a string of killer self released tunes and edits – as well as playing shows in the UK including Earth Hackney, The Tate Modern and The Great Escape Festival and since 2020 has been bringing his unique vibes to the airwaves as resident on Balamii Radio.
Friday 11th February 2022
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