Ariwo are looking for UK/EU/US touring/festival bookings in 2019. 

The band are available to book as a DJ Set (1 person), stripped back (2 people), travel light (3 people), full band (4 people), with guest musicians (5-6 people).


For further info please email or call Harry Follett ( // +44 (0) 7840 354 466)




ARIWO are a Cuban/Iranian four-piece focused on the rich intersection between electronic music, Afro-Cuban rhythm, UK Jazz and Iranian mysticism.

The band brings together acclaimed Iranian electronic composer, POUYA EHSAEI; Carlos Acosta and Irakere’s Latin Grammy winning 'percussion virtuoso' HAMMADI VALDES; figurehead of London's Cuban music scene, ORESTE NODA; Ropeadope’s Canadian Jazz trumpeter, JAY PHELPS; and MOBO winning saxophonist, BINKER GOLDING.

ARIWO have performed twice at London's prestigious Barbican Main Hall; played packed shows at the Jazz Cafe, Village Underground, Total Refreshment Centre, Bristol Fiddlers, Mercato Sonato (ITA) and Oceanen (SWE); and performed at key festivals including Linecheck & Spring Attitude (ITA), Gottwood, Jazz Stroud, Brainchild, Boomtown and WOMAD (UK), Bahidora (MEX) and Dimensions (CRO).

Their 2017 eponymous debut album received 4 stars in Songlines and the Evening Standard, as well as glowing reviews in the Wire, Rhythm Passport and Stamp the Wax. Their single 'To Earth' has over 275,000 plays on Spotify and was listed on Phonica Records' top 50 tracks of 2017.

Their new album, will be released in February 2019 on Manana//Records and features Joe-Armon Jones (Ezra Collective), Binker Golding (Binker & Moses), Shirley Tetteh (Kokoroko) and Yelfris Valdes (Quantic).




*Album recorded at Soup Studios, London (meet Giles Barratt at WOMEX 2018)





This fine debut album offers a snapshot of their singular sound, with four long-playing tracks connecting age-old rhythms with electronica in real time and beyond: Dark, mesmeric, uplifting and danceable; you won’t hear anything else like it."

[Evening Standard]