Presented by On The Corner…
Penya is a percussion driven, electronic quartet led by producer and multi-instrumentalist Magnus PI. Percussive wanderings in Cuba, Turkey, Morocco, India, Peru and Tanzania have garnered a tribal, alternative dance floor take on Afro-Latin rhythms.
Many of their 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.
Hailed by Gilles Peterson and Tom Ravenscroft, (BBC 6 music), BBC Radio 3, Worldwide FM, Bonobo and Radar Radio, Penya’s debut LP Superliminal is now available via On the Corner records.