If a Ferrari and Stevie Wonder had a lovechild, they would name it Sonamó.
Giuseppe Pinto, Sonamo’s founder, moved to San Francisco in 2010. As a passionate musician from Italy, Giuseppe searched for inspiration in his new city by exploring its eclectic scene and joined several bands and artists. His journey led him to realize that his take on Italian music, with its unknown undertones of world jazz and funk, were very much missing in the American music scene.
Coupled with creative guitarist Trent Berry, Giuseppe’s dream of putting together a band expressing a smooth blend of Italian and American culture through unpredictable, energetic and passionate music came to life with Sonamo. The band performs tunes that have roots in the deepest Italian tradition with African, Hispanic and Middle Eastern influence, mixing a cultural melting pot with influences of Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai and Pino Daniele.
The band’s name is sometimes used among musicians in Southern Italian as a slang term meaning, “show me what you got!”- and boy, do they ever! Sonamo makes a dynamic, passionate blend of Italian popular music styles- shot through with hefty doses of American funk and jazz creates music that is both danceable yet introspective, at once familiar yet exotic, intense yet energetic, romantic and yet somehow carefree … …in short, music that presses all the right buttons for listeners seeking that something special to light up any occasion and dance the night away.
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The Espresso Sesh Interview
Sonamo' interview at BFF.fm for the Espresso Sesh hosted by DJ MSK.fm
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