About Sonamó

If Jamiroquai and Stevie Wonder were Italians, they would sound like Sonamó.

With a dynamic, passionate blend of melodic lines shot through with hefty doses of R&B, funk, and acid jazz, Sonamó music is both danceable yet introspective, at once familiar yet exotic, intense yet energetic, romantic and yet somehow carefree. One of the strongest characteristics of Sonamó is their high energy that’s well expressed in their memorable live performances.

The San Francisco band, whose roots are spread all over the world, released on August 2019 their latest new single, their funky fresh version of the 1956 classic Tu Vuó Fà L’Americano (You Want To Be American)…but with a TWIST! 

Sonamó flipped the script and replaced the lyrics, so their version is called… ”You Wanna Be an ITALIANO”. You will enjoy the fierce funk and clever wordplay.


Sonamó started when Giuseppe Pinto moved to San Francisco in 2010.  As a passionate musician from Italy, Pinto searched for inspiration in his new city by exploring its eclectic scene and open-mindedness. As Pinto mentioned: “[...] my experience in the United States completely changed me. I had to reconsider all my values and understand that there are many ways of doing things and seeing things. That’s what I call the American miracle: a huge diversity that brings the best part of all of us”.
Those feelings of freedom and love in Pinto’s journey came to life with Sonamó after the meeting with creative guitarist Trent Berry who says: ”[...] as a kid growing up in the midwest it was like discovering a lost cousin almost like a parallel evolution, if American funk is like Nascar then Italian funk is like Formula 1”.


The name Sonamó is inspired by an album of Pino Daniele (E Sona Mo’) that means “and play now”, It is sometimes used among musicians in Southern Italian as a slang term meaning, “show me what you got!” and boy, do they ever!

Euro Night Party

111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94105

21+ 9.00 PM

$10 Early Birds - Sales End Dec 23rd $15 Advanced - Sales End Jan 18 $20 Door

Europeans and Europhiles! Sensational three bands, two DJs at the classy and cool Minna Gallery.

Join us for this one of a kind event featuring three live bands from Europe (Sonamó from Italy, Rumbahia from Spain, Rue'66 from France) and three DJs (Nino MSK, Mum&Dad, and ProperBrother.

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Sonamo (Italy) - www.sonamomusic.com If Jamiroquai and Stevie Wonder were Italians, they would sound like Sonamó. With a dynamic, passionate blend of melodic lines shot through with hefty doses of R&B, funk, and acid jazz, Sonamó music is both danceable yet introspective, at once familiar yet exotic, intense yet energetic, romantic and yet somehow carefree. One of the strongest characteristics of Sonamó is their high energy that’s well expressed in their memorable live performances.

Rumbahia (Spain) - www.rumbahia.com Rumbahía brings the flavor of the Spanish Rumba to San Francisco, mixing flamenco and Latin-American rhythms in classic and original songs for your non-stop dancing pleasure.

Rue '66 (France) - www.rue-66.com Rue '66 plays unique, obscure, and truly authentic French yéyé music. Drawing inspiration from Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Jacques Dutronc, Françoise Hardy, Gillian Hills, Michel Polnareff and groups like The Zombies, Pussycat, The Searchers, etc., Rue '66 is a nine-piece band sure to delight.

DJ Nino MSK (Italy) - www.msk.fm 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.

DJ Mum & Dad (England, France) - soundcloud.com/mum-and-dad Mum & Dad are equal parts of the disco and house. 2019 has seen the duo of one perform regularly in SF and beyond. Equally at home playing sets that span 5 decades of music as delivering the latest and freshest house music, Mum & Dad are always ready to take you on a journey of sound.

DJ Proper Brother (France) - soundcloud.com/properbrother Utterly self-taught, Proper Brother started his music career by winning his first Technics MK2 turntable at a DJ Scratch & Beat Juggling competition in the early 2000s, at the time where he couldn’t afford any pro gear! He then co-founded a French Hip-Hop / Electro music production label and ran it for a decade. In 2019, after a long break, he’s now back with a new style and a proper name, digging deep in House & Techno music with trippy melodic scratches and proper original productions…

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