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  • Novalima

Club-friendly Afro-Peruvian crew Novalima returns to Chicago tonight to close out a U.S. tour with a show at Mayne Stage in Rogers Park; the group last visited in 2009, when it played Pritzker Pavilion as part of the Music Without Borders series. Formed a decade ago when its four members were scattered around the globe—London, Hong Kong, Barcelona—Novalima has built a sound around the sort of traditional songs also favored by the likes of Eva Ayllon and Susana Baca, who are both among the many important artists recently featured on the excellent vinyl-only collection The Rhythms of Black Peru (Secret Stash).