Let the Holidays begin... and we some great music!
Once again, Sonamo is back at the Bar Fluxus hosting a very special night featuring the talented and beautiful Ellisa Sun.
Channeling major Amy Winehouse vibes, San Francisco singer Ellisa Sun has created an acoustic, neo-soul song that’s as near to perfect as any song could be. And even though the subject matter of the track is dour and melancholy, you can’t tell because the song is that damn gorgeous.
You probably know what Funk is, you may know what Italian music sounds like, but do you have any idea of what Italian Funk Music is?
Fresh and definitely unique, Sonamo’ is one the hottest bands in the SF Bay Area, bringing the energy, the happiness and the quality of their music on stage.
We dare you to change your perception of Italian music by blending the music background of each band member (funk, jazz, rock with a Latin twist) while keeping the Italian influence at the backbone.
As a matter of fact, Sonamo’ performs tunes that have roots in the deepest Italian tradition with African, Hispanic and Middle Eastern influences, since the Italian territory has been colonized by many different cultures throughout the history.
Bring your smile and your positive energy since our beautiful and talented Melody Cheung will make sure to capture your beautiful faces on camera!
Bio of Performer(s):
Sonamo' - Italian Funk
Sonamo' meaning comes from a dialect word from Napoli (ITALY) which literally means “play now!” but it's actually slang for "show me what you got [in a provocative way]”.
Band founder Giuseppe Pinto moved to San Francisco CA in 2010 from Italy, after walking his path through the music scene in city, he started playing with several local bands and artists (such as Big Blu Soul Revue, Sambada’, Brazil Vox, Black Mahal, Namorados Da Lua, etc...).
After few years, he came to the realization that there is a lack of modern Italian music in the american music scene. On top of all, Italian music is well known and often associated to its classical side while there is an unknown world of jazz and funk.
The meeting with guitarist Trent Berry brought to the decision of putting together a band that can express a smooth blend ofHoli Italian and American culture through music.
The band proposes original music where one can listen to possible to the different background of each band member
In a world where drum machines and computer sounds dominate the musical landscape, Ellisa Sun aims to create genuine music with soul. Raised in the city of angels and now calling the San Francisco Bay Area home, Ellisa has found inspiration in artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Sam Cooke, and Feist. Ellisa blends old-time soul music with R&B and more worldly influences like bossanova. This unique blend of genres has garnished some notoriety from local critics; Ellisa was named a top emerging artist by SF Deli magazine and SF weekly called her song “Unravel” “as near to perfect as any song could be” and “damn gorgeous”.
Ellisa released her debut album in April of 2017 and has been playing shows throughout San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Portland to growing and enthusiastic crowds. Ellisa has also played many Sofar Sounds shows, joining the likes of notable artists such as Leon Bridges, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Bastille.
Antonino Musco is a DJ/producer, radio host and jazz trained musician with an improvisational, audiovisual and soundtracks background.
As a solo artist or with his band Sicilian AV project, Antonino performed in some of the Old Continent most exclusive festivals and events, including the XIII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM), Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival in Rome, IT; Praguebiennale3 in Prague, CZ; Crazycurators Biennale in Bratislava, SK.
Resident DJ in some historical venues in the Mission District of San Francisco; Antonino also hosts a weekly radio show (Espresso Sesh) on BFF.FM and the vinyl-only podcast Suona Bene.