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 band in the SF Bay Area, bringing the energy, the happiness and the quality of their music on stage.
We dare to change your perception of Italian music 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 influence, since the Italian territory has been colonized by many different cultures throughout the history.
In a nutshell, you can dance it or listen to it, you’ll have a blast either way. You must experience it first-hand to believe.
This time we are pleased to share the stage with some hot cats of the San Francisco music scene. Sonny Ruckus found its identity blending a fresh mix of Hip-Hop, Funk, and Dance, and is here to unleash it on you.
And of course, spinning the discs before, in between and after our sets there will be DJ Msk.fm that never disappoints and it makes harder to leave the venue when the show is over!
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.
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 between 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 the foggy San Francisco summer of 2014, Juan Martinez met Noah Appel. Together, the emcee-drummer duo started what would become Sonny Ruckus. Shortly thereafter, Colin Bjorklund (bass), Joe Ferrone (trumpet), Scott Mayhew (guitar), Clare Nauman (violin), and Faheem Khemani (drums) have all rounded out the sound. In 2015, Kaila Love added more versatility to the band with her emcee-vocal ability. Now, the powerhouse group can rock crowds from the blacktop to the ballroom.
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.