Newen Afrobeat

newenafrobeat
Afro Funk n Beat
Chile

With just a 7 year career, this Chilean 14 piece afrobeat orchestra is today recognized as one of the most impressive and fresh-styled world music project around the world, emphasizing its on-stage mood and highly energetic show.

They have had on-stage guests such as gender legends Tony Allen, Oghene Kologbo, Femi and Seun Kuti, performing shows in major musical festivals and gigs through Chile, Brazil, France, Nigeria and USA.

After their successful first homonymous album, Newen Afrobeat is nowadays promoting their second release named “Newen Plays Fela”, a Fela Kuti tribute EP which includes two of his classic songs performed in a very Newen-like style featured by Seun Kuti (Nigeria) and Cheick Tidiane Seck (Mali). Their second LP release is scheduled for 2018, in which they keep on exploring the alchemy between afrobeat and traditional folklore of the Andes.

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