Afro-Andean Funk – NYC

Latin Grammy-nominated producer and bassist Matt Geraghty, along with singer Araceli Poma, will release the self-titled album by their new Latin funk band AFRO-ANDEAN FUNK.

The album will be available on all digital platforms on May 31.

Geraghty met Poma at a recording studio in Lima, Peru, in 2019, while he was filming a documentary series for JUST PLAY, which presented a talented group of female singers from the Afro-Peruvian and música criolla scene. Poma was selected as a featured singer on the album and subsequent documentary The Warrior Women of Afro-Peruvian Music.

Geraghty was impressed by her talent as an artist and her creative drive to bring Peruvian roots music to the world. From that moment, they began to join forces to break cultural barriers through music, and achieve a new sound. After two years of creative work together and receiving a Latin Grammy nomination, AFRO-ANDEAN FUNK was born in the fall of 2021, having their first concert in New York City.

Poma has become one of the most representative traditional artists of her generation in Peru. Araceli’s work has been characterized by the creation of platforms for women artists to share their stories and their struggles against racism and marginalization. She is committed to preserving the traditions of her Peruvian roots and documenting the legacy of Afro-Peruvian and Andean music masters. Now Poma takes a creative leap with AFRO-ANDEAN FUNK. The result is a new sound that mixes Andean and Afro-Peruvian roots music with funk, rock and the grooves of West Africa.


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