SonarVillage by Estrella Damm

Nu Genea live band


  • Saturday 18 20:20 - 21:35

    Sónar by Day - SonarVillage by Estrella Damm

Esoteric rhythms under the sun

Nu Genea’s music sounds like a postcard from a faraway place: an esoteric collection of grooves, purpose built for sun-dappled dancefloors and blushing sunsets. Yet, in truth their breakout album “Nuova Napoli” is exactly what it says it is: a revival of the forgotten golden era of Naples funk, jazz and soul. Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina are master distillers, as much as they are freak musical talents. They’ve worked with the king of afrobeat, Tony Allen, and toured the world performing, collecting and listening, but what sets them apart is their ability to reduce all those inputs into something which sounds distinctly Neapolitan. Their jazzy funk is lithe and nimble, but weighted with more than a little of that expansive Italian spirit (whisper it quietly, but there’s a bit of prog to their sound). For their first appearance at Sónar, the duo will perform with a full live band, fleshing out the grooves of their catalogue and debuting new tracks under the Barcelona sun.